It’s a Sticky Situation


DH and I bought some new wine glasses.  Red wine glasses.  Because DH has decided after 20 years of marriage he DOES like red wine after all.  So, now I have to share with him. But that’s ok and I’m getting off topic.

What I want to complain about is the stupid price tags and stickers that stores and manufacturers like to put on glassware.  I would like to just once wash the glass and be ready to use it. But no.  That’s not how it works.  We try really, really hard to remove the stickers in one big piece.  Of course, it never goes down like that.  A tiny piece inevitably rips away from the mother ship.  So, we stand there chipping and splitting our nails cursing at the little bastard to come off.

When we finally get it off, we are left with an unsightly sticky film.  We have to completely remove the sticky film because otherwise our hands will get stuck to it every time we use the damn glass.  To do this we have to try to soak them in water and sometimes that isn’t enough.  I usually have to resort to using a butter knife to scrape all the bits off.  Times all this work by 6 or 8 depending upon the size of the glass set you have just purchased.

The same thing goes for picture frames.  Except there is usually a big splotch left where a loved one’s face would go.  There isn’t enough Windex in China to remove that shit.

Please, I’m begging.  Can’t someone come up with a solution?  We have phones that talk to us and magic erase sponges (which, by the way don’t work on stickers because we have tried) but we can’t figure out a better way to price this crap?  For the love of God.  Please don’t make me resort to grocery store plastic.  Wine just doesn’t taste the same in those.  I don’t know how I know this, but I do.