Label Makers of the World

An angry, frazzled rant. That about covers it.

This is a personal, urgent plea to all the adhesive label manufacturers out there and the business that buy from them. We are venturing into self-driving automobiles, we are printing out human organs and my 7 year old niece and nephew can operate iPads in their daily public school classes.

Stop it with the impossible-to-remove, draconian adhesive labels already.

2017-06-03 Label Bottle_01 Seriously people. I will pay the extra dollar or whatever it costs for the easy-to-remove labels. Everyone knows what I’m talking about here. The sheer joy the human soul exudes when you begin peeling the label from some material purchase and realize it’s one of “those” labels that will peel right off.

It’s a religious experience.


In fact, I’d like to think cosmic scientists might want to study the state of the universe when you get to peel a label like that off as it’s likely a new star was born somewhere.

2017-06-03 Label Bottle_03However if we are not so fortunate with those lucky labels, we all know the only answer is to either give up on life and carry on with our new purchase forever stained with the torn strips of the original label carnage, or reach out to the orange bottle of greatness that removes the gooey remnants of our rant (but not so much our having lost our tempers and and set loose many an expletive).

And thus I found myself late last night, scratching remnants off a new bottle I’d bought in the grocery store for a camping trip the next day like a mad person. Complaining and spraying half a bottle of goo remover over it for two hours.

Bless you, makers of the goo removers – you know who you are. At least you’re out there fighting the good fight for us.

High five.


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