Not that long ago, our neighbour asked for assistance in opening a can of corned beef as she couldn’t get the key to work.
There is a knack as you remove the key from the side of the tin, invert it and insert the notch onto the tag then turn the key away from you. It has become a standing joke between us and never fails to raise a smile.
Today I had to call for Hubby’s assistance as I couldn’t open a can of spam for lunch (something we don’t have often now) as although there was a tag, there was no key. I’d tried to use the can opener but not only could I not grip it, the can was the wrong shape for the angle.
Hubby came in and my face was going redder by the second. Both of us knew our neighbour was working in her garden so shouted over the fence that whilst corned beef was her nemesis, it would appear that spam was now mine.
Hubby showed me the secret, that the key was on the bottom of the tin, not the side as with corned beef.
Luckily there are solutions to my problem, which is actually what we usually bought!
Thank you whoever invented ring pulls!