The End of an Era

| October 15, 2007 | 3 Comments


There are some moments in life that hit us by surprise. Sometimes those moments are as much a surprise to be a surprise too. Things will be going along all normal and then BOOM! everything changes.

Okay, I am being a bit melodramatic. But this is serious.

For as long as my husband and I dated and for as long as we have been married, there has been one constant in our lives: our gigantic roll of professional cling wrap. It has wrapped itself around all-protein dinners during our Atkins phase and covered leftovers from dinner parties and holidays. It has traveled with us as we took cakes, cookies and other goodies to others. And, it even moved with my husband from his old condo to our marital house. It’s been sturdy and durable and super sticky. It’s like a part of the family . . . if that part of the family was an inanimate object that’s sole purpose was to keep things covered.

Well, last night, that trusty roll of wrap unrolled for the last time. After more than six years, we have run out of wrap. It’s like a chapter of our lives has just been closed.

Okay, stop laughing.

Seriously though, I don’t know a thing about the plastic wraps on the market. My Costco membership has lapsed, so I can’t run right out and buy another roll of this. So what now? What kind of plastic wrap is good? Help! I haven’t a clue what to buy.

Silly? Yes. Serious? Yes. HELP!

Category: rants

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. TD says:

    Considering that I have dragged a bottle of Liquid Smoke (ca. 1974) and not one but TWO bottles of Molly McButter (ca. 1991) from East Coast to West simply because I can’t bear to part with them after all these years, I have a weird understanding of your emotions on this occasion, and a feeling of relief that I’m not alone in this sort of thing. And I would recommend Saran Cling Plus. :)

  2. Peter M says:

    Funny rant…my role of cling wrap is about to end soon too! As for where to buy a new one, try a restaurant supply store near you…they go through rolls of the stuff like toilet paper!

  3. Jennifer Maiser says:

    Hilarious. That happened to my mom recently too. She realized how old it was because the store where it had been bought has been closed for about 10 years.

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