As many funnels as I seem to buy, they should be laying everywhere around my house, garage, truck and probably in the yard. Yet, whenever I need one I can’t find it. If I need to add oil to a lawnmower or other small engine, it would be nice to not make a mess for once. There are so many alternatives, and I think I’ve used them all. I’ve cut plastic bottles, folded paper, cardboard, etc.; but why can I never find my funnels? Did someone stick them in the dryer with the socks?
The plastic ones like in the picture above come in a set. I don’t know how many times I have bought them. It seems that I can go outside and find a plastic Air Soft BB on the ground after mowing the lawn then I can find a funnel to add oil before I mow. That is not a stretch either. My sons are adults now and I still find those BB’s from over ten years ago. I guess they are not bio-degradable!
New Years Eve was the most recent issue though. I don’t usually drink much, but I was going to my mother’s house to have a party with my granddaughter, all the young, old and others in my family that don’t go out. That was a big crowd this year because it was -20 degrees outside.
So I decided to carry a small flask. To my surprise, I found a kitchen funnel! Maybe the New Year was going to be a change of luck I wondered. Of course not! I don’t know why they made the hole in the flask so small, but even the small funnel I had was too big. I couldn’t believe it. I swore that the funnel problem was going to drive me to drink! I looked for a turkey baster but couldn’t find one. Then I found a small cake decorating tool, used for small amounts of icing. It was a solid plastic one; almost like a small plastic mustard bottle. Even that didn’t work well. It was made for icing, not liquid. It leaked more than it got into the flask.
I must say, the flask is still full though. I got to the party and wasn’t feeling well. So I didn’t drink. I didn’t even eat much, and that is not me! Who knows, maybe I was suffering from a new ulcer from never being able to find a funnel!
(I use to write these daily posts a lot, but it has been a while. Forgive me for boring you as I work the rust out.)
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