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Ugh, stop twitching
who needs manual dexterity?
minutiae Posted 2002-04-24 03:13:12 by Jim Crawford
We have a bowl of hard candies at work. Today, after listening to the crinkly noise of Alex unwrapping a peppermint-flavored oblate spheroid for upwards of fifteen seconds, I initiated the following conversation:

Me: “Taking your time with that?”
Alex: “They're hard to open.”
Me: “You're supposed to open them by pulling the twisty things at both ends.”
Alex: “I didn't read the manual!”

Which makes me wonder: where did I learn this trick? Now that I think about it, it's not exactly obvious. But I don't remember ever not knowing it, or witnessing someone learn it, or, before today, finding out about someone that doesn't know it.

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alex's vindication
Posted by Jim Crawford on 2002-09-18 19:24:50
I'm not a fan of hard candy, so I hadn't noticed until today that the candy we have in the office is unusually hard to open.

Either that, or I've really lost my touch.
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