What is going on with bottle caps?
We have the technlogy for simple twist-off caps. They don't require an easy-to-misplace tool, and are surprisingly manageable, even when a little bit drunk.
Why aren't we using these all the time? Why are the pry-off ones that require you to always have a bottle opener (I suggest on your keys) handy still so popular?
Side bar: what are these ones called? I doubt it's "pry-off".
Are twist-off caps more unreliable? Or do pry-offs only exist so bartenders can perfect snazzy tricks, and the rest of us can remove a layer of skin after mistaking it for something more drunkman-friendly?
I've dented many a hotel room cabinet because of this debacle, using it to smash open a beer bottle I assumed would be twist-off at the local Sip 'n' Save, normally failing on the first seven attempts before it finally flies across the room. Hotels, if you're listening, include bottle openers in your rooms and stop forcing me to become a minor vandal.
If we absolutely must have both, I demand some sort of colouring system that warns you that a beer bottle is not twist-off. I'm informed that you can tell by looking at it, but if you can, you're spending far too much time looking at the bottle when you should already be half-way through the six pack.