I can't open my jar of sliced beetroot :-(

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by halibut, Apr 29, 2002.

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  1. halibut Ex-Mod

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    I want to eat them, but I can't unscrew the lid, and I'm too lazy to leave my computer and go to the kitchen to run hot water over it.

    Any suggestions? BTW - they are Tesco Value sliced pickled beetroot if that helps
  2. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    Ok - get your penknife and stab a hole through the lid to release the pressure.

    Failing that, wear a sou'wester and throw it @ the wall
  3. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 1999
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    Get a dishcloth or towel for extra grip.

    And no smart remarks!
  4. halibut Ex-Mod

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    My mum won't let me have a penknife
  5. Darth_Dashit Jedi Master

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    By now you could have ran over to the kitchen, placed it under hot water, pearsed it with a kitchen knife, and used a towel to open it, and you would be eating them.

    Or you could use your shirt for extra grip!!!
  6. Go-Get Beer Jedi Master

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    Apr 11, 2000
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    You can punch a hole in the lid with almost anything. Screwdrivers are good for that. Them fancy pens are good for it too.
    Get one of your old t-shirts and grab the jar and the lid through it - watch it or it can get dirty.
  7. halibut Ex-Mod

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    By now you could have ran over to the kitchen, placed it under hot water, pearsed it with a kitchen knife, and used a towel to open it, and you would be eating them.

    True, but this seat is so comfy! (It's the Emperor's chair from TESBY)

    Or you could use your shirt for extra grip!!!

    Tried that. I've even tried to heat the lid with my lighter
  8. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, well in that case stab it repeatedly with a pair of compasses (I'm already laughing @ the mental image)

    You could just kirby kiss it. Does your mum allow you to headbutt?
  9. Darth_Dashit Jedi Master

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    TESBY :confused:

    The empire strikes back y... eh ????
  10. halibut Ex-Mod

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    TESBY

    All I have to hand is

    mobile phone
    mobile phone cover
    5p
    digital metronome
    CD "The BBC Big Band plays Glenn Miller"
    An audio tape - contents unknown
    A floppy disk
    A Television Licence reminder letter
    An unopened minidisc
    a box of matches
    a lighter
    3 rechargable batteries
    A framed signed photo of Ron Lobeck
    And an unopened jar of tesco value sliced pickled beetroot
  11. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    don't you have three boxes, one which has loads of money in it? 50:50.
  12. halibut Ex-Mod

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  13. Darth_Dashit Jedi Master

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    LOL please not that again, :_|
  14. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Except instead of money it's an opened can of beetroot.
  15. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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  16. MOTs_Minx Jedi Grand Master

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    You big girl. Not being able to open a jar of beetroot...


    ...darn...I havent had a beetroot sarny in ages...beetroot and fishfingers on a sarny is EXCELLENT!!!
  17. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Use your mobile phone to ring someone with a penknife
  18. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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  19. jinky32 Jedi Knight

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    Don't open the Beetroot, it mings!

    If you must though, try bribing it open with the 5p (it is Tesco's value after all). Don't go over 10p, these jars of beetroot can be cunning barterers
  20. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    jinky looks like something out of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  21. jinky32 Jedi Knight

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    I hate my icon, but my other one was stolen.

    I thought I rather looked like someone from TPM ;) :p
  22. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Kinky, you do look slightly off colour
  23. Apocalypse_ Jedi Knight

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  24. halibut Ex-Mod

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    okay, tried some of these.

    The beetroot is quite adamant that it will only accept Euros, so the 5p is no good.

    I used my phone to ring the local store, but they can't send anyone round to open it til Wednesday

    THERE MUST BE A WAY!
  25. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    Sit on it.

    For a while.

    The lid'll have to expand eventually.

    Mnnnn tasty.
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