My husband walked by while I was looking at stretch film wrap on the internet, and he said, “I just used that.” Suddenly, I got really interested in the conversation. I sat back in my computer chair and crossed my legs; I held my pen on each end between both of my extended pointer fingers. I tried to look really introspective and really serious about stretch film wrap. “Really,” I said to him, “Tell me about it.” “Well,” he replied, looking a little uncomfortable, as if I was going to burst out laughing, “What do you want to know?” So then we had a Q and A session…
Where did you use it? At work, of course. My husband works in the aviation field, and you may not think stretch film wrap would show up there, but it is a vital asset in most industrial type jobs.
What did you use it on? I was genuinely curious at this question. Of course I had figured that he had used it at work, but I didn’t have a presupposed idea about what he could have possibly used it on. I say this because in his line of work, which is airplanes, they are not packing and stacking boxes. As a matter of fact, most of the items they ship and receive come in odd containers of varying sizes. It turns out that he was wrapping ten tires, which he had stacked on a pallet. “Ahhh,” I said very introspectively. I could envision how stretch film wrap was the perfect tool for this.
And then, a very serious question. My eyebrows came down, and my chin too, and I was looking at my husband through a very serious expression. He raised an eyebrow back at me. “Did you use the dispenser?”
He shook his head regretfully. “No. And it sucked.” He even admitted that he had to have help accomplishing the job without it.
The dispenser for stretch film wrap is a crucial component to the stretch film wrap experience. Without it, as my husband ascertained, it is hard to get a good grip on the roll and also be able to pull it tightly enough while also allowing it to roll in your grip. He lamented how the tube it was rolled on stuck out about an inch, digging into his fingers. It probably would have been a good idea to at least use a broom through the tube, or something, but of course I didn’t tell him that. I didn’t want to hurt his feelings.