Dear Heloise: Do you have two GLASSES that are STUCK TOGETHER? It happens all the time in restaurants.
Lift them by the inner glass and tap the outer one with a piece of silverware. Be sure it drops on something soft because it usually drops instantly on the first tap. It rarely takes more than one.
Don't wiggle them apart! You'll scratch one, and it's likely to break in the future.
Don't put your unprotected hand inside a glass. If it breaks, that hand could be out of commission for weeks.
Treat glass with respect. From a jelly jar to the finest crystal, glass breaks to a razor-sharp edge. -- Dishwasher, Lancaster, Pa.
Oh, good! We don't have to send the glasses to court. We'll use your method to separate them. -- Heloise
SEND A GREAT HINT TO:
P.O. Box 795000
San Antonio, TX 78279-5000
Or fax it to 210-HELOISE
Here are four handy ways to reuse a plastic film canister:
Use to hold quarters for parking meters, doing laundry or even for a hidden stash.
Put jewelry in them when traveling or camping.
Use for crafts to hold sequins, beads or rhinestones.
Make one into a small sewing kit (especially handy when traveling). -- Heloise
Dear Heloise: Set up your bed first. Then you can stop and rest when you need to.
You can always go out for fast food when you're hungry, but it is no fun trying to set up your bed when you're already exhausted. -- Saundra King Byers, Nevada, Mo.
Every military family knows this hint. Also, the first box moved in is the last one on the truck, and it should be filled with paper supplies and sheets for those beds. -- Heloise
Dear Heloise: This is a ''maybe you can get the word out'' suggestion. Most of us get a lot of those pretty return-address labels free in the mail.
I do not want to be addressed as Ms., so those get tossed without even opening the envelope. I'm not Ms., not Mrs., not Miss -- just me.
Thanks for listening. -- Pegge M. Murray, Colorado Springs, Colo.
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