I like Bill Maher’s “New Rules” segment, in which he talks briefly about a few things he would change, annoyances he would eradicate, if he could. Think of it as a less whiny version of Andy Rooney. It serves a purpose: we all need to vent about stupid things that annoy us.
So here’s mine for today.
New rule: box lids must either be square, or be sufficiently non-square that there is no question about their correct orientation.
I have this box of chocolates. Its lid measures 180 mm × 185 mm (yes, I’ve just measured it). That 2.7%-ish difference isn’t enough to notice when I look at it, so each time I have to close the box I have about a 50-50 chance of getting the orientation right.
OK, it’s a small thing, I grant. But I can’t just leave the lid off: the chocolates would get cat hair all over them. How bad would it have been for them to make the thing 5 mm (less than two tenths of an inch!) wider?
are were only 16 chocolates in the box. I guess I’ll just have to eat them, and the problem will soon go away.