I’ve just experienced something that has made me realize this U.S.A. economy really has slowed down! What did I do? I washed my salt and pepper shakers! I’ve been Ms Stewart in my household for 62 years and I never remember washing salt and pepper shakers before. I just upgraded them in the past when I had a job and could afford to throw dollars to the wind. I remember the exhilaration of that upgrade! Tupperware! That set with the “hingy” top. . . . (Time out.) . . .
. . .Had a time out because curiosity got me. I went online. Couldn’t find them. Knowing they are in existence since they are drying out on my kitchen cabinet, I would not be refused. (These are the kinds of activities that cause situations like my Christmas stuff not yet being put away.) I finally found some on e-bay. But they are not salt and pepper shakers; they are Modular Mates Spice Shakers. That certainly blows any claim I have to the Ms Stewart effect. I’ve used them wrongly (in a wrong way) for all these years!
Back to the economy. I considered going to dollar store, but these Modular Mates Spice Shakers have served so well, I decided to wash them. Not wash like taking the salt and pepper out of them but wash like taking the lids off and scrubbing both sides of the lids, even the hingy part. I even used a sandwich pick and cloth to clean out the holes. When I do a job, I do it well! Except for the fact that I only washed the lids not the containers.
The DOW was down yesterday. It might be wise for you to check your salt and pepper shakers. If your lungs are good, you can just blow off the loose stuff and make your evaluation. Can you get by with a dusting off or damp cloth wipe down? Will a thorough cleaning be needed? Or will you need new ones? If the economy continues its downhill plunge, you probably will have to downgrade not upgrade. Buyer beware. When the scam artists take note of the weakness in our households, they are sure to arrange a “salt and pepper” shake down of some sort. Take heed, this is my word to the wise today.