Who Knew?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Keller Williams Realty NY

Shown below you will see an email I received yesterday from a long time friend and realtor in Denver, Becky Lascano. I am not sure who originated the information, but thank you for writing it so it could be passed onto me. Also let me say I don't usually pass on "junk email" and neither does Becky. What I got out of this is not only helpful kitchen hint, but a life lesson reminder - If you look, the answer is usually right in front of you and the solution it is simpler than you think.

How many times have we had a problem, issue, client, job... that ate up time and left us frustrated? Maybe we just have to look outside the box and view it from another angle.

"Who Knew??? I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Who ever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? What a fantastic idea. Now, if someone would just make plastic wrap that didn't stick to itself. I've been using aluminum foil for more years than I care to remember. Great stuff, but sometimes it can be a pain. You know, like when you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time. Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, “Press here to lock end”. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can’t count the number of times the Saran warp roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up. I’m sharing this with my friends that did not know this. If you all ready know this, delete this message and don’t e-mail me and make me feel dumber than I already feel. If you didn’t know this, e-mail me and let me know so I won’t feel so dumb. I hope I’m not the only person that didn’t know about this."

Whether you are working or playing have a safe and great holiday weekend!



Comments (10)

Bob Edwards
Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc. - Appleton, WI
Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI

Well Marsha, I'll be the first to admit I never knew that. I wish I would though the otherday when foil ended up on the floor, I'm going to check it out when i go home.

May 22, 2008 02:29 AM
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Learning something new every day!  No foiling!  Lol

May 22, 2008 02:31 AM
Gerald Richards
Team One - The Franklin Group - Layton, UT

WOW!  Who knew.

May 22, 2008 02:32 AM
Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

Marsha, OMG!  Who knew?  How many rolls of that stuff have we been through and never knew?  See, you do learn something new everyday at AR!! :)

May 22, 2008 02:33 AM
Bill Exeter
Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC - San Diego, CA
1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Expert

Hi Marsha,

Who knew that we would learn something like this via ACTIVE RAIN!  Good to know. 

May 22, 2008 02:38 AM
Hope Goss
Ventura Property Shoppe - Ventura, CA
Ventura Real Estate

I never knew that either, but about a week ago, someone else wrote about this right here on AR.

May 22, 2008 02:39 AM
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Thanx for sharing.  Will check it out.

May 22, 2008 02:39 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Marsha, of course after reading this I had to check my own boxes!  My aluminum foil box did indeed have the locking ends, which were already pressed in.  If I did this myself when I first bought the foil, I had already forgotten about it.  (It also shows how rarely I buy foil!)

The Saran Wrap didn't have a locking end.  Your post does go to show how much in life we don't pay attention to!

May 22, 2008 02:40 AM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

I can't wait to go home and see if I have locking tabs on my foil/plastic wrap boxes.  Thanks for the tidbit!

May 22, 2008 04:46 AM
Marie Meyer
Keller Williams Realty - Central Valley, NY
Orange County New York Realtor

It's funny that you should write about this.  About a month ago I had the same epiphany.  "I wonder how long this feature has been here," I thought.  And to think of all the flying rolls I have to chase!Great idea to share it with AR!

May 22, 2008 07:10 AM