In a world where packages provide stern safety warnings — Do not accept if seal is torn. Please use by yesterday. Fresh until stale. Tamperproof seal — where the government keeps track of expiration dates, and where items are packaged in such a manner that scissors, knives and teeth are the tools necessary to successfully to remove the contents, there is one amazing anomaly.
My daily morning English muffin. As delighted as I am to note that the nooks and crannies are still there after all these years, the packaging seems a throwback to the time when milk came in bottles, and seltzer was delivered in wooden crates to your doorstep.
All that stands between you and, well, who knows what the possible safety hazard might be, is a thin plastic tag, sealing an even thinner plastic bag. Actually, sealing seems like too strong a word, implying as it does a degree of protection.
In an age of technology gone wild, and health scares and automobile recalls a daily media event, this is not a big deal. But even though this is completely off topic for my blog, I do now feel better.