Today’s ‘Doh’ moment

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.
Ho hum.
Luckily there are solutions to my problem, which is actually what we usually bought!
Thank you whoever invented ring pulls!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Today’s ‘Doh’ moment

  1. Laura says:

    Those ring pull tops can save the day!

  2. I have had my own battles with cans, Di. Your post gave me a smile.

  3. Sadje says:

    Lol! Been there and done that.

  4. murisopsis says:

    The first time I was on my own and bought a little 1 pound canned ham I nearly killed myself trying to open the thing. Only to discover that after mangling it with a can opener and even resorting to other implements, that there was a key. Probably my own fault for not reading the directions… Glad you figured it out!!

  5. Pull rings are great so long as they work. Too often, then simply come off without moving the lid at all. Of course, then there are the can openers which don’t cut properly. I hate it when I can cut most of the way around but that last little bit stays in place, making it necessary to pry the lid up with a knife. Life can be so hard sometimes …

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Yea! For the ring pull 💜💜

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