Monday, 12 July 2010

In a pickle, with salami

So, salami is meat, which you buy, in a packet, and it's ready to eat...  Or is it?

I recently went through some tribulations with a packet of salami - I'll tell you about it...

When you buy a packet of salami, the slices of meat are arranged in an overlapping pattern...  That's fine - the problem is, that the piece at the top, is at the bottom...  D'you see?  No?  OK, here's a picture...



















Do you see how the overlapping salami slices seem to be the wrong way around?  The one which is at the top of the pile, is at the bottom of the packet...

So, what's the problem?  Essentially, you have to open the packet fully, just to get at the first slice...  You can't just peel the top down a couple of inches, because you only fancy a couple of pieces of salami, and don't want to open the packaging all the way...

Observe...



















With the packet half-way open, you you can't get at the top slice of meat...  You have to take the bottom one, and try and slide it out from underneath all the others...

Of course, the packet of salami, half-open, ought to look like this...



















Don't you see how much better that is...?

Yes, it is, isn't it?

So, I hope that all the people who sell salami in this convoluted way will read this, and do something about it!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

This always drives me crazy! I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds it ridiculous! XD

Kit Marsden said...

So far, everyone else who's read it has just told me stop stressing about salami! So glad to find somebody else who agrees... Yayy! :))

Sam said...

That packaging definitely doesn't make sense! But luckily for me, I get my salami from the deli.. where they ask you what weight you want and just put it in a bag. So no strange packaging problems for me! :)

Kit Marsden said...

ahh... You are a smart salami shopper! I should probably try that... :)

pomegranate101 said...

gee i thought i had OCD

Rod Rammage said...

Bang on!

Anonymous said...

3 years too late, but why don't you just open the salami from the bottom of the packet?

You can even see that it has an 'easy peel' thing on the bottom right of the packet!

You spent ages taking photos and uploading them to your blog, to realise 3 years later that you're an idiot.

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