The other day I was talking with the Okami family who owns KoAloha Ukulele.
I thought the conversation would hover around music and ukuleles.
No. We started talking about toothpaste tubes. More specifically, how to squeeze them.
You see, Alvin Okami, the founder of KoAloha, is also an inventor. He designed what’s now the Tube Press (shown above), which helps you squeeze every last bit of toothpaste out of any tube. (While he doesn’t own the patent anymore, his name is still on there as inventor. Cool, right?)
I brought it up with friends — including my boyfriend — and I was surprised by the reaction. Apparently, it’s annoying — really annoying, if you ask the right people — if you don’t squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom.
“What’s wrong with you?” one of my friends asked me, when I admitted I don’t always squeeze the tube the “right” way. “You’re a mid-tube squeezer!”
Is it that bad? I mean, aren’t there worse habits to get upset over?
So I’m throwing it out there: does it matter how someone squeezes out toothpaste? Are we talking dealbreaker here?