When we moved to Shelbyville and into this house in Sept of 2006, I was delighted to find a drawer in the kitchen that would hold most of my paper rolls. I had struggled with an ideal location for them in our previous home. There it was, a drawer that could hold waxed paper, plastic wrap, regular aluminum foil, that press 'n seal wrap, and a long tube of extra strong aluminum foil, as well as a couple of boxes of small zip bags.
I complain a lot about things getting smaller. You know, same size cereal box but fewer ounces of cereal; toilet tissue rolls are 1/8th of an inch shorter than they were. We all know that ice cream now comes in 1.5 quart containers rather than a half gallon. I also think newspaper pages are smaller than they used to be.
Last week my sister and I used the last of the long box of extra strong foil, so I put that on the shopping list. When Jim & I went shopping, I bought a new box. It's Reynolds, which is what I've always used. When we got home my husband looked at the box holding the tube of foil and said, "This won't fit in that drawer." I informed him that it would because I had been keeping boxes of foil in that drawer for over 7 years. Then I put it in the drawer. I am telling you that the box of foil was longer than the previous box. I got it in the drawer, but it was only by forcing it and crumpling one end. The old box was already gone, so I can't compare the length. I showed my husband that the new box would fit in the drawer, but it wasn't easy.
Why have the manufacturers (Reynolds, in this case) made something longer? I found this unusual. Guess the long box will go into a bottom cabinet with the other zip bags.