I have been wondering for a long time why we need added plastic on our milk cartons. I mean, what do the people who package our milk think we are? Do they think we actually think that a milk carton is so “flingin’-flangin’ hard to open” that we can’t manage it? We ARE NOT Kevin, the guy who couldn’t open a milk carton. Ya know, the guy Joey played in the Amazing Discoveries commercial on Friends. Why do we need additional plastic to access and pour our milk. I know that none of us suffered from not being able to get the milk from a carton when I was young. In fact, I would guess that no one had suffered from not being able to get the milk from a carton the entire time before they added that extra bit of plastic. So I have been wondering about the reasoning ever since I have seen that extra amount of plastic on the carton. Then you know what? Last week I bought a carton of milk. And as I was twisting off the cap made of plastic I noticed something . . . . it got bigger! Now, not only is there an unnecessary cap made of plastic on my milk carton, there is a LARGER amount of unnecessary plastic making up the cap that is used to access my milk.
I don’t get it. Do you? Why do we need MORE plastic? Milk cartons are not recyclable as it is and for years now they have had plastic added to them — because, I guess, you know . . . .Kevin?!?!? — and now there is even MORE plastic added to the milk carton. What is up with that? I don’t understand.
Again, it is my opinion that this cap device on milk cartons is TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY unnecessary and a TOTAL and COMPLETE waste of plastic, so I am totally and completely at a loss as to why they are now BIGGER.
I am not saying that when I was young or in my lifetime when they had regular cartons, that I didn’t rip it wrong once-in-awhile. But then, I just used the other side. And I still got the milk out without extra plastic on the carton or the “Milk Master 2000.”
I do know that I love that commercial on Friends because I use it as a reference A LOT. I say, “What are you like Joey, and you can’t open the milk?” Or, “Geez, I feel like Joey, I can’t open the milk.” Or, my favorite, “Now I can have milk every day.” And, no, the comment doesn’t get used when having anything to do with milk. It is just when I am being clumsy or having a moment. Or – in regards to the last comment, when I have been clumsy but then finally accomplish the task. Or when I see another product on TV that is pretty much not necessary.
What about you? How do you feel about the milk carton cap? Every thought about it? (And, of course comments about Friends are always welcome.)