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Old 09-29-2002, 02:04 PM
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Burning question...

You know those little packets that you get ketsup in from McDonald's with the crimping and zigzag across the ends. What is the proper way to open them?

Do you start at the crimpted end in yank it down until one side is all open and the ketsup is all over? Do you use your teeth to rip off one end ignoring the crimping? Do you bring your own ketsup bottle?

It seems to me if we can put a man on the moon, we should be able to devise a cleaner, less messy way to deliver condiments for fast food.

How do you do it? Do you have a better idea?

Margaret

PS: Don't even get me started on the salt packages
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Old 09-29-2002, 02:22 PM
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Margaret,

If you look at the bright side of those things, they're a blessing in disguise. Just sit down, and in about 10 minutes, devise a small plastic contraption to open them easily, that fits on a key chain. When you do this, you can retire, and I can say I knew you before you became famous! In the meantime, keep a small hammer in the glove compartment.

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Old 09-29-2002, 03:05 PM
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as an (ex) McDonald's employee (I put in my 2 weeks notice yesterday sice i got a better job), I guess i'm an expert in this area the cleanest way to open packets: 1. grab the packet on one end, and with the other hand use a finger on either side of the packet to slide the ketchup down towards the bottom 2. with your right hand, on the left side of the packet rip down a little then rip to the right side 3. if all went well you'll end up with a packet thats open at one end and the ketchup isn't spilling out. hope you ejoyed my mini-tutorial on opening a ketchup packet

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Old 09-29-2002, 03:22 PM
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Thank you David!! That was very helpful - I'm glad I asked. From now on I will have a much more enjoyable dining experience (and cleaner too)

I hope you got a good job - what are you going to be doing now??

Take care,
Margaret
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Old 09-29-2002, 03:29 PM
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Was that out of the handbook David?

You could always just take the packet outside, aim it at whatever you want the ketchup on....and then stomp on it!!
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Old 09-29-2002, 05:22 PM
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I vote Greg's way.
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Old 09-30-2002, 12:58 AM
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Ever stomp on one? Kinda fun, in a juvenile way (but then, so am I).
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Old 09-30-2002, 01:20 AM
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Apparently when ATMs were first invented it was possible to introduce a ketchup packet into the slot instead of a card; the machine would take it in, discover it wasn't a card, and then eject it again... minus its contents which were left coating the inside of the machinery. This happened more often than you might imagine, which is how we ended up with current ATMs that are more fussy about what they take in in the first place.
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Old 09-30-2002, 01:47 AM
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Thank you David!! That was very helpful - I'm glad I asked. From now on I will have a much more enjoyable dining experience (and cleaner too)

I hope you got a good job - what are you going to be doing now??

Take care,
Margaret
my new job is at "Save on Foods" a canadian grocery store chain, better paying and better job conditions than McDonald's. I do stock up and "facing" (moving pruducts up to the front of all the shelves), directing custumers to where the food they're looking for is etc. and other general work.

Greg - lol, nope i just made it up. Your way is definitely the more fun way.

Doug - It's fun but *pleeease* do it outside (all the fast food workers will hate you if you do it in the restaurant, have you ever tried mopping up dried up ketchup off of a floor? not a fun task, trust me.

Leah- I feel sorry for the people who had to clean out the card slots

- David
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Old 09-30-2002, 12:23 PM
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my new job is at "Save on Foods" a canadian grocery store chain, better paying and better job conditions than McDonald's.
I'm glad to hear it David. We don't have Save On here in Regina, but I used to live in Edmonton and I seem to recall shopping at a Save On store.

I don't envy the people that have to work at fast food restaurants. The public seems to think that since it's "fast food" it's somehow inferior and they feel no obligation to display the manners they would display in any other establishment.

I wish you all the best in your new job - I hope you're still going to school though

Margaret
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