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Wonkey takes the wiggle out of restaurant tables

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January

I met a friend at a local Irish pub recently and our table was very unstable with one leg out of whack. wonkey_in_packaging.jpgEach time I rested my elbows on the table's edge or put my glass down, the whole thing shifted and nearly made me spill my cider!

Over the years I would ask for a matchbook and use that as a wedge to stabilize the table. Guess what? Most places don't have matchbooks anymore. The whole situation was downright irritating. But now I'll be ready for the next time because I have the Wonkey.

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The Wonkey is a small, silicone wedge made in the shape of a key. Just put it on your keychain and the next time you have a "wonky" table, you'll be ready. The only thing I don't like about it is when you use it, you have to remember not to leave it behind. Of course you can always just ask for another table, but where's the sense of adventure in that?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:04pm]

    

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