Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mustafa a piece of cake

A youth-hood spent watching Carry On films has had its effect on me. When introduced to a man named Mustafa my brain goes walkabout on its own and I have to bite my tongue so hard it bleeds.

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On a different note I will never lose this weight I've put on if I don't resist my cravings. Like the craving I had this afternoon for cake. So I made one.

But when I went to sprinkle sugar on it I found the lid of my shaker was bunged up. 
After poking a few holes through I decided I really should wash the lid. Which is where the problem arose: the lid was stuck on. 

It's a cunning little device, a sort of r shape, that ensures the lid doesn't fly off mid shake, but stare at it as I might I could not fathom which way I should turn it to take it off. I tried both ways but it was no good because it was stuck and because it was stuck I couldn't tell which way I should turn it. Stick with me; it gets worse.

I published the photo and asked the question on Facebook and everyone seemed to agree it should be anti-clockwise. However what I and the majority of the rest of the world don't seem to be able to agree upon is which way is anti-clockwise. 

For the life of me I cannot see how turning it left is turning it anti-clockwise. Unless you're in the southern hemisphere.

P.S. I did get the lid off eventually but when I tried to work out which way I'd turned it I couldn't even remember which was left and which was right. It's been a long day. 


katney said...

I am going to go bake some cookies. I hope that none of my containers have turned on me.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Anti-clock wise is the opposite way to how a clock hands goes round ..

I did wonder what this object was too. :-)

Liz Hinds said...

You can never tell when it's going to happen, Katney.

I am trying to forget about left, right, clockwise and anti now, Anne. i am too confused!

Trubes said...

OH Just throw the b...dy thing a way and buy a more reliable one Di..xx

Liz Hinds said...

I've only had it 36 years, Di. I can't get rid of it yet.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Liz, did you know that Deasil (not a typo) cars can only drive in the direction of the apparent course of the sun, i.e. clockwise ;-)

Furtheron said...

Liz - having been part of the Facebook conversation... try this...

Sit in your car. Figure out which is left and right. Clear? Ok. Turn the wheel so that your car will turn left. Look at which way you are turning the wheel to achieve that... yes anti-clockwise... trust me - I have letters after my name I know these things ;-)