So I was doing a bit of organizing the other day and needed to use some wite-out. I was re-using a label for a file folder (because it’s good to recycle and I need to do a Staples run). All I needed to do was white out the previous writing on the label. Pretty simple.
I went into my little box of random office supplies and pulled out the only apparent white out apparatus that I had. This correction tape, which I can only assume came from my husband’s stash of office supplies, is what I found.
The problem with this correction tape is that it is not meant for left-handed people. When I went to dispense the white tape on my label, all I managed to do was get it twisted. Nothing actually covered the label. I tried a few times before giving up. Maybe it’s broken, I thought to myself.
Later that evening, I asked my husband what I was doing wrong. He immediately got the correction tape to work, though the white strips that came out were all clumped and twisted.
I awkwardly tried it with my right hand and still couldn’t get it to work.
“You’re doing it backwards,” he said.
“It’s not backwards to me,” I replied. “And that looks terrible,” referring to the gloppy correction tape my husband applied on my now dilapidated label.
“Well that’s because you ruined it,” he said.
“Well it’s a stupid product.” And then I threw it the correction tape away.
First syrup ladles and now wite-out.
I can’t win.