Sunday, 2 August 2009

All the small things.

The Americanism "if it ain't broke don't fix it" seems to apply here.Sometimes it is the little things that anchor us to our past and make life just that little sweeter,best leave well alone.

9 comments:

haddock said...

In rural areas certainly he larger OXO tin was the school lunch box of my generation. A few sandwiches and a cake in greaseproof paper....in the tin and hold the lid shut with a rubber band that was a slice cut across a car inner tube. The band doubled up as a weapon of mass disruption.
no doubt the change of shape was the product of a 'marketing focus group'
99 years of being the right shape and now it has to be changed, any bets on it changing back within the year ?

Thud said...

Haddock...some little pointy head was no doubt paid a fortune to formulate a plan in how to rejuvenate a 'mature' product in todays marketplace blah blah.

Lord Roby said...

How spooky.Just finished a cup of the stuff.Always reminds me of my childhood days in Clark Gardens and Dovecot Baths.Guess I better stock up(no pun intended!).I don't remember many X shaped things when I was a lad.

James Higham said...

Would they be usable?

Lord Roby said...

Dreading the day when the turn the X upside down,put the label on back to front,and charge us double for 'New Improved Top-Down-Under Marmite Flavoured OXO'!!

monkey said...

easy to crubble if your a girl!! looks like someone had nothing to do to me.


something different about the blog thud, grey background is the weather getting to you??

haddock said...

easy to crumble if you are male..... if you don't take the foil off until you have crumbled the cube.
Crumbling is also fairly easy with the foil off..... but who needs OXO flavoured worktops, fingers, cooker and floor.

electro-kevin said...

Oh for XXXX's sakes !

Gallimaufry said...

If it ain't broke give it to NuLabour.