For a few years after switching to the single-cup drip method of preparing morning coffee, I would be periodically vexed when the filter would come apart at the seam, clogging the aperture at the base of the cone, polluting my java with grounds, and generally being a wasteful mess. I would try to avoid this by using even smaller drips than you might say are strictly necessary, focussed on the very edge of the filter, etc. Veerrry delicate… Veerry mindful, especially for early-morning activity.
Then one morning I woke up at someone else’s place and had the opportunity to watch them prepare the coffee – folding the crimped edge over before fitting it into the cone.
I didn’t say anything, but I’m sure my ears turned red.
Also, for years I would get frustrated when trying to press the back of my shirts, having to readjust the damn thing thirty times to get from shoulder to shoulder. One day I thought, “Goddamnit! Why are the ends of ironing boards so freaking narrow?! I’m not the most broad-shouldered guy in the world, but to get the creases out of my shoulder, I need more than that five inches of surface to work with. Why don’t they make ironing-boards that more closely match the general proportions of the body?”
I visualized what such an innovative ironing-board would look like. A 90-degree angle with a corner that approximated the curve of a shoulder would be just the thing, of course.
I considered a trip to Canadian Tire to get the materials to start on a nice DIY time-saver. Then I looked down at the other end of the board. :smack: