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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

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Get a dishcloth or towel for extra grip.

    And no smart remarks!
     
  4. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Darth_Dashit Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Go-Get Beer Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    Darth_Dashit Jedi Padawan star 4

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    TESBY :confused:

    The empire strikes back y... eh ????
     
  10. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.theforce.net/theater/shortfilms/backyard]TESBY[/link]

    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

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  13. Darth_Dashit

    Darth_Dashit Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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  16. MOTs_Minx

    MOTs_Minx Jedi Knight star 6

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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

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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

    AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    genius.
     
  19. jinky32

    jinky32 Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Poodu Jedi Youngling star 6

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

    jinky32 Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    Kinky, you do look slightly off colour
     
  23. Apocalypse_

    Apocalypse_ Jedi Youngling star 2

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  24. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Tanktopgirl Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sit on it.

    For a while.

    The lid'll have to expand eventually.

    Mnnnn tasty.
     
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