Thursday, October 18, 2012

All Duct Tape is not created equal

Sorry 3M. I know you have been good to the citizens of the Twin Cities Metro Area with your jobs and opportunities. I do love your post-its. I truly could not get through one single day without a 3M post-it.

You duct tape sucks.

It hurts my heart to say so. Your duct tape is so pretty. So funky. So bright and cheerful. So quirky.

But it doesn't stick to painted cement walls. I know that a permanent adhesion is probably not what most people are looking for when they purchase your designer duct tape. After all, they are making neck ties and wallets and flowers for the ends of pens.  Not me. I need a rubbery stickyness that I can have complete confidence in. Every Monday I walk around my room rescuing poor anchor charts that are lying slumped on the floor.

My poor, poor beloved anchor charts.


And 3M duct tape is so cute, too.

No, if you want duct tape that works you have to get Duck Brand. I know it may drive you crazy that they call their company Duck when they are talking about Duct, but you have to look past that. 

My anchor charts never peel off when I use Duck tape. 

But hey, 3M? If you decided that you wanted me to try out a big pack of your duct tape in an effort to change my opinion, I am fully open to that. I mean, I'm not going to turn down a big box of designer duct tape. I know I could write a bitchin' review if  I were to come into a 3M duct tape windfall. 

If you haven't yet, please bop back a few posts and get in on the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway action. It's all about rubrics and linkys and fun. 


  1. Their duck tape is SO cute! I am sad because I haven't been found any with owls on it!! Maybe someday...
    Christy :) Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

    1. Duck has some with penguins. I bet owls come out in the next year.

  2. Oh this post made me laugh so much! I am always going around sticking stuff up again! I was so jealous of all the colourful tape projects people were making and pinning (we can't get the tape in Australia) and then it doesn't work for you anyway! It would annoy me that "Duck" was making "Duct" too!

    Have a great weekend!
    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  3. Wait, you can't get Duct tape or Duck tape? Should i send you some???