How could I NOT know this???

tin foilI was on my morning stroll through my blogroll the other morning and came across this over at Doraz’s blog Believe In Yourself.

Quite frankly, I can’t believe I’ve lived for 51 years and never knew this.  Read on.

Don’t you all even try and act like you already knew this either.  I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself.  Who ever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box?  You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box?  Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over.  The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time!

Well, I would like to share this with you.  Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box.  Written on the end it said, “Press here to lock end.”  

Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there????  I then looked at a box of Saran Wrap and it had one too!!  I can’t count the number of times the Saran Wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I’m sharing this with my friends.  I hope I’m not the only person that didn’t know about this.









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18 Responses to How could I NOT know this???

  1. Joy says:

    NOBODY I know had ever noticed this. My youngest son Toby said that’s why he hates Saran Wrap.

  2. SKL says:

    I didn’t know it either! Makes ya wonder what else is happening behind our backs under our noses.

  3. SanityFound says:

    Ours don’t have it 😦

  4. serendipity hopeful says:


    How could the doctors not know this?

    Seeking your prayer for someone in real need of it.

  5. Oh. My. God. This is brilliant!!!! My mom is going to be so happy to find this out!!! How do people not know this?! That little locking tab should have flashing bright colors on it or something so we’ll notice it! Think of the time and energy wasted on the frustration with these stupid boxes of foil!!!

  6. darryl says:

    I just recently learned about this but once you lock the tab it doesn’t roll out very easy. Have you ever heard someone say attention to detail, I missed it for a long time also.

  7. mssc54 says:

    I had to get up from the pc, go into the kitchen and check our boxes.

    Dang it is right there on the end!

    But I think it’s much easier to do the hand squeeze than try to figure out how to press the end and “regrip” for the big rip!

  8. Sue says:

    I didn’t know for a long time either, but I still don’t use the tab b/c like Darryl said, they just don’t roll out as nicely. Good idea and yeah, why can’t they make them with flashing lights!!!

  9. nikki says:

    When you told me about this I was almost mad! I mean it’s right there. Why on Earth I have never seen it or figured it out is beyond me and frankly irritates me. I have gotten so mad at those darn things and now I’m just mad at myself! Half the time I just take the roll out and throw away the box! It’s the simple things maybe we have a hard time seeing!!!

  10. Just a Mom says:

    I noticed this a few months ago on a new roll of plastic wrap I bought. I am assuming that it has been added within the past year, because if not that would mean I am a stupid! But you know what they say when you assume something:)

  11. Joy says:

    I just googled this and here’s a link:

    It sounds like they have been there for a while. Some people like them, other’s don’t. Just imagine, differing opinions?!?!?!?!?

  12. Elena says:

    How funny. They should put a big sign on the TOP of the box, like on the new resealable cookie packages they will have a sign on the end saying STOP! Go open the resealable part, dummy! 😀

  13. Elena says:

    Okay, wait, I have to clarify… when I said “How funny” I wasn’t laughing at you for not knowing it, but at myself for not noticing it either!

  14. Doraz says:

    I still have my mouth open over this one! Glad to see everyone enjoyed it!

  15. woowooteacup says:

    I just discovered the locking tab within the last month – when I went to throw away an empty aluminum foil box. I’m sure the locks haven’t been on there for years and years. I would have noticed them before, I’m sure.

  16. Amber says:

    I use a brand that doesn’t have that… hmmm Cool tho!

  17. Tosha says:

    I found out about this a few months ago when it was on the Ellen show..

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