Oooh, the sheer frustration............

theresak Member Posts: 1,998
edited 12. Dec 2015, 16:33 in Community Chit-chat archive
.............of having made 1.5 dozen mince pies, the realisation that you forgot to ask OH to open the new jar of mincemeat before he went out., so you can't fill the pastry cases.

Off now to gnash my teeth!


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,097
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh dear! Soooo annoying.

    Short term – have you tried running some very hot water into a bowl and putting the upside down jar of mincemeat into it for about 30 seconds. This sometimes results in the metal (or glued with mincemeat, jam etc) lid loosening slightly and being more amenable, briefly, to being removed with a dry cloth.

    Long term – can't beat an electric jar opener. More reliable than husbands :wink:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,071
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh no!!

    Nip to the neighbours for help???

    Toni xxx
  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Neighbours away, Toni, and the ones next door are at work, but...........salvation came in the shape of a delivery man bringing a parcel for next door. Conversation went like this:

    Him - " Can you take a parcel for No.3?"

    Me - "Can you open a jar of sweet mince for me?"

    Him - " Deal."

    Me - " Thank you."

  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yay!!! glad you got your dilemma sorted Tezz one good turn deserves another :presents: xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good thinking he was glad to help.. :xmas_confused:
  • Turbogran
    Turbogran Member Posts: 2,015
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    quick thinking there and the deal was done ha ha :carolers: :xmas_cool:
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Quick thinking Teresa.

    I usually forget to ask OH to put my socks on before he goes out but don't think the parcel man would oblige!


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