Condiment sachets: Ingenious, money saving gems or infuriating packets of pointlessness?
I get the existence of condiment sachets: They are hygienic and
save on waste and washing up, but I find trying to open the blasted things beyond
irritating. I’m ready to tuck into my tasty, hot looking meal but first have to
battle with the mustard sachet for several minutes until someone, with stronger
thumbs, can’t pretend not to notice my struggle anymore and offers help or,
I have to stop someone, mid fork to mouth manoeuvre, and pathetically ask them,
like a child, if they would ‘Please to mind to open my ketchup?’
What's more, unless
it's mustard, it’s not as if one will do, is it? You need at least four of the ketchup
variety if there is to be any noticeable impact on your chips. Then you have a table littered with little, leaking packets that look like they stopped by on migration. A mumur of sachets.
I ask you: Is life too short for sachets or do I just need
to get a firmer grip!?