You are a relatively recent invention.
I remember a time before you were born.
Such a Miserable Time!
A time dominated by your uncompromising predecessor made of glass.
He was not squeezable.
Nor was he cooperative.
We thumped his bottom while holding him upside down.
Usually nothing happened.
Until too much happened.
This was a nuisance, and not efficacious.
Not efficacious means it did not achieve the desired result.
The desired result = ketchup delivered onto the food below in controllable portions.
Geniuses contemplated better ways.
Such is the march of Science! Of Commerce!
One day, visionary genius capitalist scientists said Eureka! Let’s put this stuff in delicious plastic!
Let’s turn the whole thing upside-down!
People will just squeeze it out with physics!
No more senseless pounding.
No more ballyhoo.
the first world
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