Friday, January 22, 2010

My enemy

For those of you who use basmati rice, maybe you'll understand. For those who don't use it and just eat it (Poops) here's an explanation of why basmati rice bags are my enemy:

Every few weeks or months, that time rolls around. What is that time, you ask? That time when you've run out of rice and you reach for a new bag. What kind of bag, you ask? A burlap bag filled with 10 pounds of rice. And why is that my enemy, you ask? BECAUSE IT'S GOT A MIND OF ITS OWN!

These bags are sewn shut and the little thread at the end of each side can either make your day....or break it. In my life, I've only ever successfully properly opened a bag of rice twice. One was 3 months ago, and one was 9 years ago.

Understandably, this isn't really the greateste issue in the world to be concerned with at the moment, but I the only one who has this problem?

Jeepers...I can't believe I did a whole thing about the string on the burlap of a 10 pound rice bag.

*note: this picture is from my successful attempt 3 months ago. I was so happy, I had to take a picture. I hate the bag I just murdered yesterday (well if you can't work out the thread you have to go at it with scissors!)


Tauqeer said...

Nai but knife works fine as well...but yes not the easiest thing to figure out :P

aneebaba said...

LOL! I don't have much experience with the rice bags, other than having to carry them in from the car when my Amma brings them home, but i"m sure she could relate to this!
PS I'm a new follower and my first comment!

Southern Masala said...

This is so true! Hilarious, no one in my family can never open these bags right either. I like your blog :)

Baji said...


I used to use a knife until I was banned from using them for purposes other than cutting meat and vegetables (too many fingers i almost lost)


lol well then u fall in to the "for those who just eat it" category. and welcome!

@southern masala

lol glad to see someone else understands. and btw i loved the color of your bridal dress (nikkah/bridal) it's inspired me to post some pictures of some weddings i've been to recently.