If you're married, you probably know that there always seems to be an item of some sort that you get many versions of. For us, it was salt and pepper shakers. Well, OK, those and wine glasses, but multiples of wine glasses are expected.
At any rate, out of the ten or so sets of salt and pepper shakers we received, we ended up choosing the ones shaped like a bagel with cream cheese (white cream cheese = salt) and a blueberry muffin (black blueberries = pepper). This is because they are adorable and also because switching out the salt and pepper shakers is not really something I'm going to spend a lot of energy on.
However. We have lately been having a LOT of trouble getting the salt out of the bagel. It's always been a bit touchy; the salt seems to get clogged, and there are only two holes, so it comes out really slowly. But for the past several weeks - weeks, mind you, that will be important in a few minutes - it's like no salt was coming out AT ALL. I tried unclogging the holes with a toothpick, to no avail. In frustration, I started using the other random salt shaker we had handy, because I just couldn't deal with the bagel anymore. But then I lost the other salt shaker during the spice cabinet reorganization (I know! How could it disappear during an ORGANIZATION EFFORT?), and I had to use the bagel last night.
"Augh! This stupid salt shaker!" I thought to myself, in frustration. OK, fine. FINE. I said it out loud. "Geez! It's like there's not even any salt IN there!" I grumbled. Then I paused. "Maybe there actually isn't any salt in there," I thought. (Really, I only thought that.) So I checked.
And... empty. It works better now.