You may have had this problem before. The one where you need to glue your car door shut but you have no glue. Yes, that one.
Solution: use root beer. It works.
This is what you do:
- You run all over tarnation taking care of your errands and then as you pass Chick-fil-A you decide that sounds good for lunch because you know once you get home you won't feel like fixing pbj's again.
- When you finally arrive at home, gather all the stuff that you just errand-ed in your arms so you don't have to make two trips out to the car to bring it all in.
- While you are unbuckling your son's car seat, put your root beer on the roof of the car.
- It will slide off and drizzle down your shirt (through the straw and the little straw hole in the lid) and arm as you try to catch it. And it will splash on the door frame of your open car door and then on the rubber sealer part. But, most likely, the lid will stay on.
- Grab a napkin out of your lunch sack and haphazardly wipe up what you can as you juggle the world in your arms.
- Finish getting the children out of the car, shut the doors and get yourself inside the house.
- Don't give it another thought.
- When you run out the door 24 hours later to hop into your car and wonder why the door won't open, it might take a moment, but it will eventually come to you. The root beer. Good as glued.
You can thank me now or later. Whichever.
Moral: Keep root beer on hand. You never know when you might need it. And do you think the Nobel people would consider this discovery a contribution to science? Because I'm pretty sure no one has thought of the root beer as a car door glue substitute thing before.
Well, except maybe MacGuyver.
Yeah, except him.
I'm fairly certain he may have an app for that.