Monday, December 10, 2007

Do Not Try This At Home

The above, sadly, is my sorry attempt at closing the chicken tikka masala lid on the Indian takeout I ordered last week.
As you can see, it was a bit of a trainwreck. My fingers turned orange, the plastic lid was warped and ripped. All of that pressing of the edges and flattening of the the top gave me a headache. (If I wanted to work that hard for my food, I’d cook).
Can we officially start a movement to ban that kind of takeout container? It doesn’t work. (And the aluminum? Not exactly “microwave friendly.”) It seems clear to me that the people who sell that container have never actually
ordered takeout food. Also, they possibly hate me.
Cardboard cartons, people. That’s 300,000 years of Chinese civilization put to good use.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how I finally got my lid closed: Scotch tape.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Lol. What century is it in Baltimore? Don't you have those round plastic take-out containers that can go in the microwave and the dishwasher and never warp? I don't even throw them out.

Come to my house for Passover this year and I'll send you home with some leftover brisket packed in one of them ...