A couple of months ago I had come to work and told someone that I was nearly in tears because I could not get the screw top lid on my wine bottle undone.
The image of me in the kitchen grasping the bottle at all angles, even between my knees so I could use both hands, trying hot water, trying cold water, and finally using a knife to saw through the thread was truly pathetic!! She felt such sympathy (or maybe it was empathy?) that the next day she brought in a snazzy little mat thing to assist me in my alcoholic pursuit.
It has been going really well but the "teeth" on the lids is eating through my pad. There might be more tears soon!