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Friday, 25 May 2018

Stickers

Specifically price stickers.  I mean, come on, in this day of digital doodahs and electronic wahoooies do we really have to put a nasty sticky price sticker on the nice things we buy for ourselves.  Case in point the two lovely wood bowls I picked up today at HomeSense and then spent half a day trying to get the ##%&&&& stickers off.

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  1. You are sooooo right! The adhesive on some of those price tags could hold the International Space Station together.

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    1. The government could save some money dthere.

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  2. It is the stickers on fruit which do my head in. And they cannot be composted so even if they are on skin which I do not eat I have to attempt to peel the suckers off.

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    1. On tomadtoes...you pracctically have to tear the tomato apart to get the sticker off.

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    2. Stickers on tomatoes are my bug-a-boo as well.

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    3. What? most stickers on fruits have one end slightly more pointed and that end is where you hook a fingernail under and peel off the sticker, they come off easily.

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    4. I find on some fruit and ALL tomatoes the sticket takes part of the peel with it.

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  3. Sometimes i'd be more interested in their glue recipe than in whatever i am buying!

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  4. I agree! Or else make a price sticker that sticks tight until the item is paid for, but then peels right off. I'm sure somebody could invent that :D

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  5. That's still something to look forward to, I guess. Maybe in the 2020s. Someday, we'll tell the children of the next generation about when we had to try and peel stickers off of everything we bought and it will be like trying to explain dial-up internet to kids today.

    The future is going to be amazing.

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  6. There are many stickers that aren't meant to be permanent and can be peeled off by raising one edge with a fingernail, then pulling the sticker off without raising it, which is kind of hard to describe, you keep the sticker and your fingers as close to the item as possible while peeling the sticker. If you lift the sticker and try to pull, it will separate from the glue and tear, leaving paper and sticky residue. On glass and plastic items, this residue can be removed by a product called orange oil, made by Planet Ark, it may work on wood or the oil may stain, I don't know about that, but after you've rubbed off sticky residue you need to wash off the orange oil with warm soapy water. Keep in mind this does NOT work on CD covers :(

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  7. ">>>while peeling the sticker SLOWLY"

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  8. I know exactly what you are saying. Those darn things just don't want to come off. Another pet sticker peeve of mine is when grocery stores put stickers on the nutritional elements of a food I am thinking of purchasing. Because I have high blood pressure I am very focused on the amount of sodium in products, but many times the supermarket puts a sticker right over it. Grrr!!!!

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  9. It is annoying, especially when you buy a gift and the darn sticker is glued hard to it. You might get the sticker off but a residue remains.

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  10. I had the offending article to my granddaughter.

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  11. Looks like I opened a can of worms um...stickers...with this one.

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  12. The best way to get a sticker off is to heat it a bit. A hair drier works well if it gets fairly hot. Just hold it close to the sticker and let it blow. It doesn't take long. A few seconds and the labels peel right off!

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    1. Aha!!!! Now there's a trick I'm going to try.

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  13. Yes, stickers can really be annoying ...

    All the best Jan

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