September 28, 2003

Milk bag update

Apparently, you're only supposed to cut a very small hole in the very tip of the corner of the milk bag.

My hole is a bit bigger than a toonie. Well, quite a bit bigger.

How was I supposed to know? Back in the Civilized World, we use these things called jugs which have things called caps which screw on and off. That is, we don't have to cut our own holes to get into the milk.

I learned yesterday that Albertans don't have milk-in-a-bag either, which is heartening. This Alberta seems like a sensible province. I say we trade California--heck, the whole West Coast--to Canada for it. No one here seems to like that thought, though.

Posted by Tim at September 28, 2003 02:28 PM

Now why would we want California for Alberta? We send all our nutcases there, and no matter what we think Alberta's politics here in the east, we would never, never ever trade them.

Posted by: rich at September 29, 2003 12:44 AM

Besides, where would the US keep all of *it's* loonies?

Posted by: Ted at September 29, 2003 07:19 AM

It seems that milkbags are only a fad here on campus. At home I can assure you I use quality jugs. Although you might find the size of them a little odd. They are 4 liters, not 3.785, or 1-gallon. Which leads me to think of something else that I heard the other day. American cars come with windshield washer resevoirs that are designed to hold one jug of washer fluid. However, this is one American jug. So when you fill up with one Canadian jug, you are left with a stupid little 0.215 liters of fluid left over. Who do we blame here?

Posted by: Jake at September 30, 2003 01:31 PM

The French, obviously. They're the ones who came up with this whole metric thing. (Then again, I blame France for everything, except the things which are Canada's fault).

Posted by: Tim the Michigander at September 30, 2003 11:53 PM

Blaming the French for everything is a very acceptable approach. I have been doing it for years.

Posted by: Jake at October 1, 2003 09:13 AM

But I don't want to be Canadian. *sniffle*

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 2, 2003 12:24 PM

That's okay, LeeAnn, you're a Munuvian!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 2, 2003 12:29 PM

Please, Alberta is the only province left with a grip on reality. If they separate, well, I'd probably move to Alberta, come to think of it. Or Arizona.

Oh yes, topic: they used to have returnable milk jugs here. I bought my last one 9 years ago. The one good cause the enviro-nuts could have taken on, but nooo.

Posted by: Debbye at October 2, 2003 04:33 PM

Albertans wear cowboy hats and are the hicks of Canada. But since I am from Ontario I assume the rest of Canada stinks. It's sort of like how Americans think every other country in the world stink except the US. Except in this case the feud just stays in Canada.

By the way, milk bags rock.

Posted by: LD at October 2, 2004 05:07 PM

Love your site and all the info.
I think the pitcher is 'beautiful'. Here in the US we used to have bags, but they for some reason went away. The milk companies even made a special plastic pitcher for them, which had a narrow groove below the spout, so the open tip of the bag could be wedged in to it and kind of sealed it. If I could find one of the pitchers maybe we could swap!
Maybe you could introduce such a pitcher and make millions!

Posted by: Chemocurl at March 9, 2005 04:28 PM

Contrary to popular beliefs, Alberta used to have milk bags, They were never really popular and went out of production in the early 90's.

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