I can’t imagine how many wooden matches I have used in my lifetime. Thousands for sure. I’m here to tell you that they are not all the same.
They used to contain sulphur until that became a ‘no-no’. Then for a while it was hard to get a match to burn. I used a ‘Seafarer’ brand and had nothing but trouble. Lately they are doing better, but something else is happening. When you go to strike it the heads sometimes pop off and go flying in dangerous directions. So I’m careful to get them right up to or in the stove when I strike them now. It’s like they put little bombs in them, but at least they light!
I’m using ‘Red Bird” and ‘Touch’ …with equal success.
Are you saying “So what?”. Hey – can you imagine life without fire? Fire, air, water are basic necessities. It awful cold outside. I want good matches in my storage cupboard.
I buy things for storage in quantity and often when it’s on sale. It is really sucky when I find out that I don’t like what I bought.
Next case in my gripes: Light bulbs that don’t last.
After that: Yeast that doesn’t rise.
Also: iPhone contracts that won’t go away even though there is no service.
It’s a good day for RANTING.