It's been a while since I've been so intrigued by a
minor household item. Today we focus again on packaging.
Unlike the Hershey's Kisses
and Sticks whose packaging
has been the subject of endless rumination, we have today a product
whose package will be shown, but I shall stringently restrain my
rumination to keep out of trouble. The United States Department of
Homeland Security and local police forces throughout the country would
have it no other way, and I don't want to spend the rest of my life
writing in Europe. Even though I will suppress my inclination to
double-space the balance of this blog, you may read, silently,
between the lines.
Liquid-PLUMR Foaming Pipe Snake
That is the actual name of the product. Of course
"Foaming Pipe Snake" is also a good name for a rock band. I
wouldn't care to guess if the Clorox Company, owner of the brand, would
sue the putative band, or simply pour some of the product, otherwise
used to clear clogged drains, into their amplifiers.
I had a clogged drain. I poured a whole bottle (as recommended)
into the drain, waited an hour, and flushed the drain with hot water.
No more clog. If this were a RIKLReviewTM
I would stop there with that ringing endorsement. For the record,
I did have foam around the drain, as sometimes happens, according to the
Of course, I used the product before reading the FAQ, so I didn't expect
the dilatory foam. But it was OK.
None of which has anything to do with this blog,
which is about the package, not the product. The first
thing I noticed about the bottle was the line running down the
middle. I looked at it curiously, and moments later
determined that it was actually two separate chambers covered by
a single lid.
Unfortunately, I have nothing much to say about
the package beyond "Look at that!" Or perhaps "Who knew it
would be so easy to find something like that at an ordinary
store!" Or perhaps "My imagination fails me!"
that last would be a lie.
"When I Get My Plane"
The Interex Show was (is?) a trade show
dedicated to Hewlett-Packard computers. When my company
made the "Expressway" and the "Cloverleaf" HPIB Buffers (and
before Agilent split from HP), I would attend this show.