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Old 12-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #15151
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Several times at the grocery when I've seen unguarded purses in the 'baby seat' I've mentioned it to the woman, who rewards me with a 'mind your own business' dirty look. I could probably make a pretty good living if I just took the purse instead.

Pac, one of the handiest things I have in the kitchen is a pair of regular old scissors (cleaned for kitchen use) stuck to the magnetic strip along with the knives. I use them so many times.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #15152
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Pac, one of the handiest things I have in the kitchen is a pair of regular old scissors (cleaned for kitchen use) stuck to the magnetic strip along with the knives. I use them so many times.
I had an old pair of scissors in the kitchen until DH started using them to cut the dog's hair and told me not to use them for food anymore. Duh! Now I bought a new knife set with a block and it has a nice pair of kitchen shears. NO CUTTING THE DOG'S HAIR WITH THEM!!

He also took my good Singer sewing scissors and used them in the garage, along with my turkey baster. I need to get a safe to lock things up.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #15153
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I was just thinking that I should remind everyone to watch your purse while shopping. My sons girlfriend had hers stolen the day before Thanksgiving. She had it in her cart at the grocery store and turned her back for a second and it was gone. They saw on the store video that a man was following her around the store, just waiting for his chance. Please be careful.

I've found a safe way to shop with a smallish pocketbook with three zippered compartments and a long strap. The strap goes over my head and across my chest leaving me hands free and my purse at a comfortable level just below my waist for easy access. Now I can turn away from my cart without worries.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #15154
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I had an old pair of scissors in the kitchen until DH started using them to cut the dog's hair and told me not to use them for food anymore. Duh! Now I bought a new knife set with a block and it has a nice pair of kitchen shears. NO CUTTING THE DOG'S HAIR WITH THEM!!

He also took my good Singer sewing scissors and used them in the garage, along with my turkey baster. I need to get a safe to lock things up.
I have two kitchen scissors on a magnetic strip with my knives. We use it in food related uses and for other stuff like trimming flower stems. We also have a utility knife for opening boxes and heavy duty stuff and Fiskars scissors in the junk drawer for cutting paper.

SO consistently uses the wrong tool. I keep telling her the Fiskars is for paper and string and shouldn't be used to open boxes or for anything where it has to be cleaned afterwards. I encourage the use of the utility knife and the kitchen scissors.

Now when she wants to open a box, she reaches for the screwdriver.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #15155
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Yep, I've got one pair of kitchen shears on my strip. I use them for everything from cutting out back bones to opening FS bags to cutting lobster shells. Very handy.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #15156
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I had an old pair of scissors in the kitchen until DH started using them to cut the dog's hair and told me not to use them for food anymore. Duh! Now I bought a new knife set with a block and it has a nice pair of kitchen shears. NO CUTTING THE DOG'S HAIR WITH THEM!!

He also took my good Singer sewing scissors and used them in the garage, along with my turkey baster. I need to get a safe to lock things up.
I have a pair of stork embroidery scissors that are about 40 years old. They became so thin with wear that one blade broke off when I went to cut some thread. I still have them, and they stay in my embroidery bag. But I don't use them. One of my kids gave them to me as a present. I don't have the heart to toss them.
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I have two kitchen scissors on a magnetic strip with my knives. We use it in food related uses and for other stuff like trimming flower stems. We also have a utility knife for opening boxes and heavy duty stuff and Fiskars scissors in the junk drawer for cutting paper.

SO consistently uses the wrong tool. I keep telling her the Fiskars is for paper and string and shouldn't be used to open boxes or for anything where it has to be cleaned afterwards. I encourage the use of the utility knife and the kitchen scissors.

Now when she wants to open a box, she reaches for the screwdriver.
I didn't see that one coming. It those things that make you love her.
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Now when she wants to open a box, she reaches for the screwdriver.
I didn't see that one coming. It those things that make you love her.
No, I love her despite those things.
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I might use a screwdriver to stab a hole in the tape on a box, that's it. I have no desire to deal with getting tape goo off of a tool.
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I went and visited a buddy for a while, saw the latest projects he was working on, then came home and shot my new rifle. It shoots sweet!
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