Now, that is kind of a trivial bit of wisdom for a big sister to share with a little sister.
On that other hand, it is so true.
It is so nice to have my two nice swing-a-way can openers back after a week of struggling with inferior Pesach can openers.
The fleishik one, a kitschy red plastic one that saws off the top, broke completely erev Pesach. The milchig one is a little more subtle. It LOOKS exactly like a swing-a-way. But it isn’t, and as such, it doesn’t work nearly as well.
During the year, we have two genuine swing-a-way models: for dairy, the $12 version in white (seen here) (or what WAS the $12 version when I bought it; probably $30 now!), and for meat, the $9 version (at the time) in black.
I love them more than life itself.
And as far as wisdom goes, how bad a thing can it be that, long after I’m gone, my old, old sister will go into the kitchen, pop open a can with ease, and think of me?