Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blood was shed

Meatballs were on sale and for some reason I thought I would like them. I saw them in a grocery store ad so I figured why not? They immediately made me think of dinty moore beefstew which I grew up on so I like it. I got home to discover I had no can opener. Or rather, no familiar can opener. In the drawer was this flat thing that I was pretty sure was a can opener. I started hacking away at the can. I managed to scratch and dent it up pretty good but I couldn’t even puncture it. I was fairly certain this was a can opener though. Damn foreign things! Where was my dad when I really needed him? This is just the kind of thing he would know about. I was ready to chuck the whole thing in the trash when I remembered my best friend, google. “how to open can with foreign can opener” led me to a Wikipedia section on military can openers. The small size and primitiveness of this little sucker convinced me that I had something similar. Back to google, “how to use military can opener” which led me to youtube. I had to watch a video on how to open a can but I got it open. The meatballs sucked and I cut my finger but I now know how to use the can opener.














6 comments:

matt said...

>>The meatballs sucked and I cut my finger but I now know how to use the can opener.

me and mom lol'd hard

rubireyes said...

Thats hilarious. From the looks of that thing I wouldn't have known what to do either. You're lucky to still have 10 fingers!

julie said...

the thing is, I kept trying to puncture it, like those churchkey can openers that punch triangle holes into the can and it was NOT working. The curved ends must be just for popping off bottle caps.

vicky said...

hilarious..friggin foreigners!

Dad said...

Golly...I think I am flattered, but I’m not sure. It’s nice to know that you miss me, even if it is just to show you how to open a tin can.
By the way (for those that watched the can opening video) the small “P38” was also known as a “John Wayne” with everybody in the Navy. They were a prized commodity.

Esmerelda777 said...

I love it!! This post was so much fun, and the guy in the video is great. My husband and I learned how to "tie a tie" so we could fix him up before a wedding once, thanks You Tube! Dad, I like the trivial pursuit.