Ever buy something on impulse (yes impulse is my middle name) just because you love it. Today I bought two of those cool, but a bit overpriced tumblers that are supposed to keep a drink cold or hot longer. I get them home and set about removing the price tickets but after scrubbing and tearing, washing and peeling, all I have to show for it is some gummy, gooky, and sticky residue. Have I used enough adjectives yet? No, ok let me add a few more. The gooey, tacky mess just wouldn’t come off.
So I try other methods like nail polish remover with no luck. The stickiness has spread and I find that I don’t even have to grasp the tumblers to pick them up, all I need do lay my palm on the goop and lift. Got a visual?
Frustrated, I put both tumblers back in the bag with the intention of taking a trip (did I mention it was raining?) back to the store to return them. Before I do, though, my husband tells me to Google ways to remove the mess. It figures that he would be logical.
I laugh at the suggested methods, everything from mayonnaise to lighter fluid to toothpaste. It seems this is not such an unusual problem. Just to appease the logical Mr. Spock I am married to, I try what I think is the most outlandish suggestion—peanut butter.
IT WORKED…IT FREAKING TOOK IT ALL OFF AND I’M NOT KIDDING!!!!
So the next time you get one of those fiendish stubborn price tickets get out the Jiff-- problem solved in a Jiffy.