May 24, 2013
Duct Tape Tagging
I just renewed our family's membership at our local fitness/fun center. There are 4 of us, and we each have a key ring card that we scan when we enter the building. I keep them all on my key ring, which is convenient. They all look identical, which is NOT convenient. I can never find the right one when I need it, so I end up scanning all of them until I find the one I need! (The ladies at the desk are not happy with me.) I have tried to write our names in Sharpie on each card, but that rubs off after just a few uses. The gentleman at the front desk suggested I write names on electrical tape, since that's very sticky. That got me thinking about other options...like duct tape! It comes in hundreds of colors and patterns and in individual sheets or rolls.
I allowed everyone in the family to pick their own identifying pattern. I cut a small piece for each of our gym tags and voilá. Now I know whose is whose!
After that, I REALLY got to thinking. How often do my kids argue over identical items?....lunch boxes, toothbrushes, rain boots, soccer cleats, booster seats, toy baskets, Nerf guns, etc. Well guess what?! A few pieces of duct tape go a loooong way toward peace...even if it's temporary.
As for the dogs...who needs microchips? I've got duct tape!