Monday, February 7, 2011

Butter Tubs Are Not Shatter Proof

I landed a perfect faceplant the other day after slipping and sliding on a big glob of butter. For the third time in as many months I dropped one of those large plastic butter tubs on the floor in my kitchen. Personally, I would think they should be a bit more durable, but each drop has resulted in a crater-size crack of the tub and a mountain of yellow goo on the floor.

I really don't think it matters how old you are when you slip and fall; it still hurts. First, even before you allow yourself to realize that you could be injured, you have a quick look around to see if anyone was watching. Next, you do a mental assessment from head-to-toe bending and flexing to make sure everything still works. Sometimes, it will seem everything is okay--until you wake up the next morning unable to get out of bed; stiff neck, anyone?

This trip was more a surprise than anything: One moment you're standing at the fridge with a tub of butter in your hand and the next you're face down on the floor with the cat licking butter off your nose.

I didn't injure myself, thank goodness, but at my middle-agedness, I need to be more careful; that's why I'm switching to sticks!


Sparkle said...

Your kitty wasn't trying to steal a taste of butter - those were concerned, healing licks. Uh, yeah. That's right.

Rae said...

While we're complaining- how about those stupid squeeze mayo containers that you can't get anything out of once they're half used?
I use butter in sticks and keep it in a microwave safe container. Then when I need it, I just pop it in the microwave and have yummy melted butter for toast, pancakes or cake!

f82bfat said...

I tripped and put my elbow through a glass window just before Christmas. I just tell my kids that is what old people do...we fall down alot. Except this time not one of the 3 dogs or 4 cats was around for me to blame it in. I also dropped a tub of butter, but only a big chunk of the bottom broke out. Then what do I put the butter in?

Gianetta said...

Sparkle- Yep, healing licks, that's right.

Rae- That's a good idea.

f82bfat- I know, what do you put the butter in? I just chucked mine.

Anonymous said...

Start doing balance exercises. Then you can slip and fall gracefully on your tush.

I haven't dropped anything in a while. What I remember as the worst was dropping a glass jar of honey.

sandy petals said...

Glad you didn't hurt anything! I fell out of my greenhouse last week and sprained BOTH feet! How do you hurt both at once? I would suggest using stick and those were definitely... " Is Mom ok healing licks"

Amartya | A Note said...

i still prefer butter tubs, they are more neater than the sticks. but of course, in your case, you should think of safety first.



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