Friday, 8 August 2008

Bozo Gets a Lion Cut and a Bottle Breaks


It's been very muggy here this week and I fancied a nice, cold beer, so while at my local corner shop I purchased a beer I like which comes in a screw-top bottle, so if you don't drink it all in one go (who am I trying to kid?!) you can put the cap back on and it won't go flat. When I tried to open it, I couldn't, despite bottle-opening tools, wrapping a towel round it and trying my only pair of pliers, which, alas, were too small. So then I got a bradawl and hammer and punched some holes in the lid. Before I did this I dropped my toolbox (a tin which had once contained a bottle of Glenfiddich and was given to me by my uncle complete with the tools that live in it). It is now horribly dented and I can't get the lid on. Doh. Anyway, lots of beer foamed out through the holes I'd made in the lid and went all over the kitchen floor. After some bad words I got about one and a half small glasses out of what remained in the bottle.

The next day I bought another bottle. Once again I couldn't get the lid off. "Someone is having a laugh" I said to no one in particular (there being nocat here but me and Bozo, who lives in my head). "They must have superglued the lids on, probably some discontented and low-paid worker in the warehouse or somewhere". Before I could resort to the bradawl and hammer strategy again (and this time I had planned on having a glass handy to catch the foam) the bottle broke and the entire contents plus a squillion shards of glass went all over the kitchen floor, leaving just the top of the bottle, complete with lid, in my hand!




The next day I took my camera down to the corner shop and showed the owner this photo. Very reluctantly he gave me one replacement bottle although he knew I had lost most of the contents of the first bottle and the whole of the second. I know it wasn't his fault, but you know, "fit for purpose" and all that. I was a bit peeved. I spend a lot of money in that shop and I mean a lot because it's difficult for me to shop further afield. I got him to unscrew the lid of the new bottle for me and guess what? Yes, it came undone easy peasy. Double doh!

No wonder people get "beer bellies" by the way. After much mopping up etc. my kitchen floor is still very sticky. There must be tons of sugar in that beer!



With many thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for allowing me to "steal" some lion cut photos from Maggy and Zoey's blog on which to base Bozo's cut.

Oh noes, I've just found out that Ann's computer has spat out and lost masses of her images and artwork. Please go and offer her sympathy, she is really hurting.

In other news, RaShell at Doodlage has started a cool new doodle competition and Claire at Doodle Week has posted a template which you can use for it! The prize which RaShell is offering is great!

Finally for the moment, the lovely Abby tagged me for a meme a few days ago. I will do it soon Abby, I just need to pick the best quirks out of many!

Have a fantastic Friday efurrycat:)



XXX

23 comments:

Criz Lai said...

Hmm.. what is this all about? Are you learning how to sign your signature beautifully?? :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Lux said...

I'm just glad you didn't get hurt on the broken bottle! Bozo looks great, by the way. :)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Gone are the days when you took something back to the shop and got extra in return, by way of an apology!

Bozo looks grand with his new haircut :O)

snowforest said...

We know exactly how you feel ~ there are many times when our human gets something and can't figure out how to open it!! have a happy and restful weekend..

Daisy said...

Oh, I am sorry you had such a bad problem with your drink. I do not think they sell them with those screw-on caps here, you have to use a bottle opener. Be careful of the broken glass!

Forty Paws said...

Actually, I think they sell the plastic bottles with screw-on caps now. Maw saw some awhile back and Paw is like, "Well duh. Didn't you know about those?"

Cute lion cut for Bozo.

Luf, Us

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well the whole beer thingy went "tits up"??? ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

The Cat Realm said...

Oh - it seems there are a lot of things that our humans can't get open and have to us blunt force!

Sweet Praline said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today and asking about the heat and my air condition. Luckily, we had a cool front to come through and it wasn't as hot today. The AC man hasn't come by yet because we have had storms every night.

P.S. Mom says no Lion Cut for me. She loves my beautiful, long fur coat.

Diamond said...

this sounds like the sort of thing that sometimes happens at my place.

Standtall said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am sorry I didnt leave a proper comment, when I visited yoru blog. It woudl have made it ery easier for you to locate my blog.

What was wrong with the lids not agreeing with you??? Perhaps they were trying to warn you not to take those particular beer at the moment (lol)

Standtall said...

I discovered your blog via the comment you left on Criz Lai's blog

Standtall said...

Are you d mystery woman that donated to the paypal account that Grahamn Kracker opened for my cats spay?

WillThink4Wine said...

I think you should insist the shop owner open each bottle for you in the future! I have a similar horrible story about a bottle of wine and a cork screw that wouldn't work while I was out of toen in a hotel room. It's too horrible to een recall, actually. Suffice it to say that 45 minutes later, I got the bottle opened. It wasn't pretty.

Ariel said...

Glad you didn't get hurt with that bottle...Hugs Ariel

Beethoven said...

Yikes! Mine Mummy tells you to be careful with the broken bottle! Is that San Miguel, mine Mummy asks because she likes that too! But they don't get these screw-top bottles here. I like Bozo's cut! I still think it's furry unfair I cannot get a lion's cut!

Sammawow said...

I'm glad that you didn't get hurt when that bottle broke! You were lucky to get it replaced!

4 Boys and a Lady said...

Thank you for your recent words of support! We really needed it.

Oh wow, that looks like a San Miguel -- the Filipino beer? That's awful you had all that trouble!! Those bottles are dangerous!

d. chedwick said...

Nothing like deciding to have a nice G&T to calm your stress after a hard day and then not be able to remove the cap from the tonic bottle. This happened to me yesterday, then the tonic foamed all over when I did force it open. I too have all sorts of methods for opening things, (tools) but the best i often forget--holding the cap of a bottle or lid of a jar under the HOT water tap. I always forget that that works!

Lorianna said...

Hi! Another red haired kitty lover!
So nice to meet you.
I'm glad you didn't cut yourself trying to get some nice refreshment.
It has been a sad week. Too many this year all ready. The Cat Blogosphere is a comforting place to visit isn't it?
Thank you for visiting me. I'll bookmark you and pop over again soon!
hugs and Purrs,
Lorianna and her 4 kitties

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

man, all that lost beer. my daddy got a little leaky thinking of it. we're glad you finally got to enjoy some.

poor Bozo, i don't think i would like a lion cut.

thanks for the nice thoughts while i've been sick! they mean a lot.

Erika said...

I'd write the manufacturer, maybe they'll send you some free goodies!

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