We get stuff at work wrapped in bubble wrap. In order not to waste time as I open the boxes of merchandise, I might briefly pop a bubble before tossing the stuff in the trash.
Bubble wrap is an irresistible pop icon says this publication. "Pop" seemingly used in more than one sense of the word. I couldn't agree more. The above links lists some quirky uses of bubble wrap:
- •Fruit protector - Place sheets of Bubble Wrap on the bottom of a refrigerator's crisper compartment to protect fruit and vegetables from bruising. •Winterize pipes - Wrap pipes using Bubble Wrap and string or rubber bands to prevent freezing. •Windshield protector - Cover the glass with Bubble Wrap to prevent overnight ice buildup. •Camping tent buffer - Place a layer of Bubble Wrap on the ground before staking your tent. The layer will help block moisture and add a layer of padded comfort - not to mention a rude awakening when you roll over in your sleep. •Drink cozy - Use tape and Bubble Wrap to make a soda-"pop" can cozy that will keep your drink colder for longer. Athletic padding - Use it to protect knees, elbows or backsides when learning to skateboard, ski, bike or other fall-down activity. Down side - if you're a klutz, everyone within earshot will know it.
Pretty weird, IMHO. Would never have considered any of those things.
And did you now that "Bubble Wrap" was actually a proper name that came to be improperly used used as a generic term like Kleenex, Crock Pot or Band-Aid? And that "Bubble Wrap" was originally supposed to be marketed as wallpaper? See the link in the first paragraph.