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March 25, 2004

Roll up the rim

That indispensable Canadian institution Tim Horton's has one of its promotions on the go. Buy a cup of coffee and roll up the rim to see if you have won something. Trouble is, how to roll up that pesky rim? Picking away at it until the cup is half destroyed risks damaging the critical spot where it says "Please play again" and the hooking-teeth-under-the-lip method is lacking in elegance. It was in one of these latter Flea-moments a star student revealed to me the secret to doing this properly.

Step one: drink coffee.
Step two: fold the cup in half so that a crease is formed over the spot where the "Please play again" message is hidden.
Step three: unfold the cup and apply a rolling action with the thumbs upwards at the spot where the crease has formed...
Step four: ... et voila! The message "Please play again/Réessayez S.V.P." is revealed.

Actually, I have won two cups of coffee so far. And a sign at one of the three campus Tim Horton's claims a bicycle was given away. Keep hope alive!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 25, 2004 08:01 AM


Ever the font of useful info! Too bad I'm 900 miles or more away from a Tim Horton's!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at March 25, 2004 08:53 AM

My reader in Nuie may have found even less useful!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea at March 25, 2004 11:26 AM

This is the most useful thing I've learned on the web this week! I've been doing the artichoke-like tooth-scraping thing and hoping fellow T-ho addicts would understand! Thank yoooou...

Posted by: Poppety at March 29, 2004 02:28 AM