13 August 2008

Rubber bands are evil

Innocent, flaccid loops waiting to show off their stretchy superpower: rubber bands are deceivers.

In storage, they dry out and break, and then melt onto anything nearby. From a non-porous surface, the pieces will probably come off, having dried and hardened. A porous surface, however, meshes with the rubber band to become a goo that won't peel off without leaving a lot of sticky residue, if it comes off at all. The porous items will inevitably be the ones you care more about salvaging.

Note to self: Never use rubber bands on items going into storage ever again.

Note to self 2: Maybe just go ahead and throw out all your rubber bands.

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