A little while ago on an Uno’s night, my friend Dave was trying to pour ketchup onto his plate. As it happens the neck of the bottle was clogged as is a common problem with ketchup bottles. The next thing I know he is sticking a french fry into the bottle to try and unclog it.
I was astounded and taken aback! You cannot violate a ketchup bottle in such a way! Other people pour from that bottle’s orifice which has been thoroughly violated. How many times have you gotten a dirty piece of flatware at the beginning of a meal? People are then sticking these barely clean instruments into places where no object should go outside of the viscous joy of ketchup! You do NOT go in the out! But my friend didn’t even do that, he stuck a piece of food in the bottle. Its bad enough that restaurants pour the remains of one bottle into another.
For the readers’ benefit, I have linked to two separate explanations of how to properly dislodge that little wall of ketchup blocking the neck.
The short version.
The in-depth version.
Don’t let me catch you sticking things where they don’t belong!
For more information on the history of ketchup go here.