Are all labels bad?

Hearing a strange sound from the pantry, my mother went to investigate. Opening the door she found my brother, who was about 7 at the time, sitting in a large pile of food labels. On the shelf next to him sat row after row of denuded cans. He smiled up at her, clearly proud to have unlocked the “delaminate” achievement.

Taking in the scene, and not being one to scold, my mother simply said, “I guess we’ll be having mystery…

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