Popping the wrap!

Do you have the same thoughts as me when you see this?

bubble-wrapSource: Google

I mean lets pop the innumerable bubbles and then smiling happily & with satisfaction at the same time. If yes, then welcome to the this-makes-me-feel-like-a-kid party! 🙂

In real life, bubble wrap is a great packing material, especially for fragile items. But then who remembers anything useful about it rather than popping it…….because I cannot. The whole activity is nothing fancy, but only a piece of the wrap, a thumb, some fingers and lots of popping! And when it seems to be over, I twist the wrap as if I am squeezing a wet towel and then the remaining ones go popping away! Yeah, yeah…..I know I behave weird sometimes. :/ And why do I like it – well, there is no logical explanation for it. I love it because it is fun and it is as simple as that. 🙂 C’mon people, we need to let go sometimes and enjoy the simple things in life, right? Okay, even then if you want a reason here I give you two reasons – it a great stress-buster & in case you are angry and feeling like smashing someone’s faces you can take it out by popping a few bubbles.  😛

I am typing away this post as I sit in my office surrounded by files from all sides. What inspired me to write this post, is a bubble-wrapped package I received today with an online order. The package had arrived when I had just freed myself of a long assignment of 3 continuous hours. And it arrived at the perfect time. Rather than checking the earrings that were wrapped by it, I was more interested in popping the bubbles. And I tell you guys, it was a welcome break. The energy levels that had reached down, were back to the normal levels after a few minutes of popping. 🙂 And the memories (fighting with my sisters & friends for grabbing a piece and contest to see who can pop the maximum) and happiness it brought along was priceless! 🙂

Here is a glimpse of my stress-reliever & source of innocent happiness for the day –

pop the wrap


  • The makers of bubble wrap had set out to make it as wall-paper but instead it became packing material (and aren’t you glad it did? 😛 )
  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Monday of January. The last Monday of January was designated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day after a radio station in Bloomington, Indiana received a shipment of microphones wrapped in bubble wrap, which, after being unwrapped and installed, inadvertently broadcast the sound of their wrappings being popped. (Source- Wikipedia)

“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.” 
Jonathan Lockwood Huie


So guys, is there anyone out there, like me, who loves popping the bubble-wrap?



  1. Popping bubble wrap is a great way to relax – it is so much fun. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at some time engaged in this “sport.” 😀

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