We are all familiar with the proper protocol for downing a shot of tequila. Lick the salt, slam back the tequila and suck a juicy wedge of lime. There is also a proper protocol for guzzling soda and swilling beer. Pop it, slurp it, and crush it. Today is Crush A Can Day, observed annually on September 27.
You may use any method of choice for flattening the can. If your hands have the death grip of lobster claws, use those crushers to carry out the deed. If you enjoy playing ‘kick the can’, you’ll love ‘whack a can’. Just grab a baseball bat, crush the can, and save a mole in the process. All brawn and very little brain? Use your noggin to flatten that can into a disk of metal.
Is there really any benefit to celebrating Crush A Can Day?
Well, you can relive stressful moments on the job by squeezing that empty Starbucks mocha-coffee can. Or, you can strengthen those arthritic hands by crushing that empty Ensure can. You migraine sufferers can press a can on the area of discomfort and knock the conscious state of pain right out of your head.
Today also gives you a good reason to finally haul the mountain of garbage bags, filled with empties, out of your garage and into a recycling center. Though your intentions are good, you just haven’t had time to stand in the recycling room feeding cans to a monster.
You see, there are many advantages to celebrating Crush A Can Day. And whether you opt for one of the aforementioned suggestions or spend the day swilling down a few six packs before pulverizing the empties, have as much fun as you possibly can. Now pass me that last can of Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale while I flex some digits.