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Old 05-31-2015, 12:40 PM   #11
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I have always rubbed it in order for it to open. Now I just buy the ones with the red ties in them. So much easier on the hands.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:50 PM   #12
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Addie, I've rubbed and rubbed on some bags and the Jennie just won't come out of the bottle.

Perhaps I need Barbra Eden to assist me.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:20 PM   #13
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Jabbur, Thanks for the synopsis of the videos.

I've tried many ways to rough up the edge. (Sand paper included)

No success on some bags.

I've attempted to introduce air into the bag but if you can't find a seam to begin with you're out of luck.

Shoot if I could get air in the darned thing I could open it.

Andy, Now why did you remind me about those produce bags.

I shared a good rant with a nice lady in the grocery store one day about them.

I'm sure glad I don't use paper plates if they exhibit the same behavior. The men in white coats would surely be after me then.
Just like the western poker dealer, I wet my fingers and move them in opposite directions, breaking the edge of the mouth of the bag. I then shake a little and very soon it fills with enough air that one or two big shakes fills it completely ready to line the trash can.
You also have to hold your tongue properly and learn to curse in Scottish Gaelic!
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:35 PM   #14
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You also have to hold your tongue properly and learn to curse in Scottish Gaelic!

How you're talking.

This is the kind of thing that will assist me in my futile attempt at defeating modern technology.

But I can't help but believe there is some SOB at the factory who is chuckling about the fact that those simple minded folks won't be able to get the darned things open no matter how hard they try.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:52 PM   #15
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Similar to the problems with opening those filmy plastic bags on a roll at the supermarket in the produce section.
Same solution. Rough it up and it will pull apart with no problem. Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with plastic bags or paper plates? I don't mean to sound smug, and I used to have the same problem as the rest of you. I guess I just found the solution earlier than the rest of you.

Paper plates? I have never bought the least expensive ones. I try to go a step above them. So I don't have a problem. And I buy them for eating. Along with food chores in the kitchen.

One time I had pulled off about three bags for produce. I only needed one. Or so I thought. I roughed one up and what I didn't realize, I had taken the last three bags on the roll. A woman asked me for one of my extras. I roughed it up for her and then handed it to her. She was able to get it open right away, no fuss. I could tell by the look on her face, she thought she had gotten a magic bag!
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:59 PM   #16
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Similar to the problems with opening those filmy plastic bags on a roll at the supermarket in the produce section.
Oh man, I hate that. I spend more time rubbing, scrubbing, whatever, trying to make those things separate at the top. grrr
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:00 PM   #17
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Addie please send me any "Magic Bags" you find.

My sanity will thank you.

Not to mention all those within earshot of my cursing when I encounter the "difficult" ones.
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #18
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...Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with plastic bags or paper plates?...
My comment was that the grocery bags have the same problem as the trash bags.

I don't buy that type of trash bag and I do fine with the grocery bags. The grocery bags vary in difficulty because of manufacturing differences. I just wet two fingers for traction and they open just fine.

We don't buy those cheapo paper plates.
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We don't buy those cheapo paper plates.

So you're one of those 1%ers???
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So you're one of those 1%ers???
Not even close. We just use our dishes. When we have a cookout, we buy sturdier plates.
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