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Just... why?

Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
I thought this might be a bit of fun and lighthearted to question the common sense behind  some things, like...

Pringles - why are the tubes not big enough to fit your entire hand in  :D
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,705 Disability Gamechanger
    Why do they bother putting air bubbles in aeros?

    And why are some jars and containers shaped in such a way that it’s impossible to scoop out the contents with a knife or spoon?
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    Why do they bother putting air bubbles in aeros?

    And why are some jars and containers shaped in such a way that it’s impossible to scoop out the contents with a knife or spoon?
    I have to agree with both 😂
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @unless of course you're a child... or my daughter (adult) who has tiny hands lol.

    While we're on this subject... polo's come to mind. Why is there a hold and why do we have to pay for a mint that's only half made? :D More to the point, why don't they sell the hole haha...
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,445 Disability Gamechanger
    The bubbles in Aero do have a purpose.  They make the chocolate less dense so it melts in your mouth more quickly, giving a larger surface area for more taste impact.  Plus, as with the Polo's, they can charge you the full price of chocolate for a percentage of cheap Nitrogen...  :D

    Do they not sell Polo holes any more?  They were everywhere in the 2000s!  Came in a big plastic Polo shaped tin! 

    Polo Holes The Hole with The Mint 9g Amazonin Amazon Pantry


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Bit of nostalgia there @OverlyAnxious! Remember my mum buying them from Woolworth's whenever we went in.

    Speaking of... why did they have to close down Woolworth's? :( 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are there always more chocolates you dont like in a box of chocolates, find them a waste of money as half of them get thrown away
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,445 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are multipack crisps sold in 6's or 12's when there are 7 days in a week...
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    Why are there always more chocolates you dont like in a box of chocolates, find them a waste of money as half of them get thrown away
    Definitely agree @janer1967 although I'm sure @poppy123456 would disagree 😛
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ami2301 said:
    janer1967 said:
    Why are there always more chocolates you dont like in a box of chocolates, find them a waste of money as half of them get thrown away
    Definitely agree @janer1967 although I'm sure @poppy123456 would disagree 😛

    Haha pmsl...
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are multipack crisps sold in 6's or 12's when there are 7 days in a week...
    I'd never thought of it like that 🤔
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious they really sold the holes? :o wow, i don't remember that! Very rude of them to stop selling them.

    As for the box chocolates, although i love chocolate and yes i have a very sweet tooth.. when i'm not following a healthy eating plan. I have to agree with @janer1967 why do they always put more coffee and orange ones in there than any others??? I usually give my daughter those ones  :D
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Life is like a box of chocolates.., except for the chocolate orange and coffee ones. Nobody wants them 😂
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,705 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    If there are seven days in a week and fifty two weeks in a year why are there 365 days in a year when 52x7 = 364?  Crisps or no crisps.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Add the Strawberry creams, and turkish delight to the list of unwanted ones
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,705 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    @janer1967 I really like strawberry creams and Turkish delight! 😋
    i also like chocolate orange and coffee creams too @Ami2301
    Not toffees though thank you 😖
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    leeCal said:
    If there are seven days in a week and fifty two weeks in a year why are there 365 days in a year when 52x7 = 364?  Crisps or no crisps.
    Mind blown!  :o
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal We know where to send them now lol and maybe you are the reason why they put them in. My favourite is the hazelnut clusters
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    Some excellent observations here, other than coffee and orange being bad chocolate flavours. I love those ones! Send them my way if you ever have them left over ;)

    And I think everything has gone downhill since Woolies closed @Ami2301- it was the beginning of the end.

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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Some great questions here that I’m sure no one has the answer to!! ;)

    Why do supermarkets sometimes place a large product on offer but not the small one, such that the large one ends up costing less?

    For example, a small Cadbury Milk Tray for £6 or a large one for £5, reduced from £8.

    Another one I came across was a litre of whisky for £16, reduced from £20, and next to it was a 70cl bottle for £17.

    In both cases it would be cheaper to purchase the larger amount even if you threw some of it away!

    I know what I’d do - I hate food waste as much as the next person, but I dislike money waste even more! :D
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang the offers are all down to the manufacturers and what they want to promote they give supermarkets huge discounts if they promote their product 

    Also by making the bigger ones cheaper they hope they are more attractive to buy and then customers will keep in buying when they go back up and that's when the smaller size will sell 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,065

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    Why do sandwiches cut into triangles taste better than those cut in half?  
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  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 331 Pioneering
    Why do sandwiches cut into triangles taste better than those cut in half?  
    I'd have to disagree. My ask would be, why do they pre-cut bought sandwiches in triangles? As opposed to a rectangle cut, they are difficult to cram crisps in and your crisps and/or filling try to fall out as the corner droops - and nobody wants a droopy end!
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,065

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    God forbid a droopy end  :D  The practicalities of a triangular sandwich is a point I admittedly overlooked.  I think they just remind me of my childhood and therefore taste better.  I wonder what the anti-rectangle vibe is about?
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  • encaserencaser Member Posts: 331 Pioneering
    I think it's a clear case of elitist poshism attempting to further dilute the average persons 'fair cut' and needs looking into. Not all want dainty sandwiches and I'm sure feminists would also agree that it's yet another case of trying to oppress women into taking a smaller bite of available resources.

    * I may or, may not of had too much coffee.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,065

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    I think there's a PHD in this: a critical examination of retail vendors non-engagement with rectangular sandwiches.  

    *I need coffee  :D 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Sandwiches from packets however they are cut are just nasty . Cheap floppy bread fillings too cold 

    The ones in paper bags are a bit more edible and Gregg's do some rectangle cut ones and Sainsburys taste the difference range 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,065

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    Ahh I'm thinking of M&S sarnies.  Their prawn mayonnaise sandwiches are amazing.   <3  
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    I never can understand how thin a tube of smarties is, even one of them hardly fits through it, it's unbelievable.
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  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 467 Pioneering
       Ah @Ross_Scope but 20p pieces fit in the empty tube, my grandchildren like the smartie tube because they never know if its sweets or money they are going to get :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    Why is there not a standard sizing method for clothing, why are all companies different?

    I can wear size 36 jeans from Marks and Spencer, but from Sainsburys’s I have to buy size 40!

    Oops I am giving away how fat I am :D
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    That's certainly one use for them @vikingqueen :) 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with you on different sizing @66Mustang it is so frustrating!
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Why are all the Comic Con type events cancelled till next year? We should've gone to 2 this month, Chesterfield on the 1st, and Leeds on the 15th.

    Why can't I get a job?

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never been to a Comic Con but I really hope to at some point @MrAllen1976 have you been to any prior to this year?
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  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 841 Pioneering
    Ami2301 said:
    I thought this might be a bit of fun and lighthearted to question the common sense behind  some things, like...

    Pringles - why are the tubes not big enough to fit your entire hand in  :D
    Why do I have this image of you with baby propped on one arm and pringles in the other! :):smiley: I hope your new family member is settling in well. 

  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 841 Pioneering
    Why do sandwiches cut into triangles taste better than those cut in half?  
    Posh sandwiches  :smile:
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,753 Disability Gamechanger
    Cressida said:

    Why do I have this image of you with baby propped on one arm and pringles in the other! :):smiley: I hope your new family member is settling in well. 
    Hehe... if I could multitask, I would! :D Daisy is settling in well thank you 😊 
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,445 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Why is there not a standard sizing method for clothing, why are all companies different?

    I can wear size 36 jeans from Marks and Spencer, but from Sainsburys’s I have to buy size 40!

    Oops I am giving away how fat I am :D
    Aren't jeans measured in inches?  How can that be different!?  :o  I also have a jeans related question though....why do they only make them in even sizes?  2 inches is an awful lot, it's the difference between cold shins and dragging on the floor!  :D

    And on the subject of clothes, why do they make mens T-shirts with such enormous, gaping neck holes?  We're not all huge, hench body builders with girthy necks...no-one wants so see my scrawny collar bones poking out the head hole!  :D


  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,445 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are handwash bottles not made in a way that allows every drop to be used?  Either the base needs to dip in the middle (with a solid ring around the lower edge) or they need longer pump tubes to reach an edge!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    Why is there not a standard sizing method for clothing, why are all companies different?

    I can wear size 36 jeans from Marks and Spencer, but from Sainsburys’s I have to buy size 40!

    Oops I am giving away how fat I am :D
    Aren't jeans measured in inches?  How can that be different!?  :o  I also have a jeans related question though....why do they only make them in even sizes?  2 inches is an awful lot, it's the difference between cold shins and dragging on the floor!  :D

    And on the subject of clothes, why do they make mens T-shirts with such enormous, gaping neck holes?  We're not all huge, hench body builders with girthy necks...no-one wants so see my scrawny collar bones poking out the head hole!  :D


    I have seen some companies make odd numbers but very rarely!!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    Why are handwash bottles not made in a way that allows every drop to be used?  Either the base needs to dip in the middle (with a solid ring around the lower edge) or they need longer pump tubes to reach an edge!
    I agree with this!! I don’t like waste so I always have to unscrew the top and use the remaining product from the bottom of the bottle!!
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Why the sizes 10/12?
    Is it going to be too tight for a size twelve or too loose for a size 10?
    Surely, they are going to be a size 12?  So just call it that...although a bit of a moot point as sizes in different shops do vary so much..
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,101 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t know what the logic is behind ladies’ clothes sizes, maybe someone knows

    Mens are simply the circumference of the waist in inches
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Ami2301 said:
    I've never been to a Comic Con but I really hope to at some point @MrAllen1976 have you been to any prior to this year?
    Loads, including out of Town ones.

    The last one I went to was the YCC Mini Con at The HUBS in Town, a good event.

    If you have a look at http://www.unleashedevents.co.uk/ you'll find a load of local and National events throughout the UK scheduled for next year.


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