i am not very good at opening jars--the part we left out of the hamentaschen saga was where we couldn't get the apricot preserves open, and actually drove over to alana and mark's to get mark to open it (i forgot my camera, hence the lack of documentation).
you have just woken up from a two-hour nap. groggy, but hungry, you decide veggies with peanut sauce is an easy enough meal to make (barring any kitchen fires or melting of bowls, both common enough occurrences in the a. korenman kitchen). but! the jar of peanut butter is new! and will not open!
try banging it on the counter. no good?
try running it under hot water. no good?
twist and twist uselessly for another few minutes. start panicking--the veggies will be done any minute! what on earth can you put on them if the jar won't open?!
finally, in frustation, scream, "just fucking open!" and hurl the jar onto the kitchen floor.*
voila! the lid pops right off. if you are lucky like me, it won't even make a mess. problem solved, dinner crisis averted. celebrate with a nice dinner and maybe a banana milkshake for dessert.
*only try this with plastic jars.