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RAY: Well, no, I will just give the answer. A better piece of information would have been bottom.

TOM: Oh this is so clever. Just like boxes. They say THIS SIDE UP and it's printed on the top. Well, so what?

RAY: See, with this -- with the letters on top, you have a 50/50 chance of putting it on wrong. If you just took it out and didn't look at it or didn't know enough to look, you could easily put the top down.

TOM: And then you wouldn't even know that it's at the top on the other side.

RAY: And then you would have a convertible. And you wouldn't know that it said top. But if it says bottom and you happen to bottom down, then you have put it on by accident correctly.

TOM: Yeah, is this similar to the OPEN OTHER END information?

RAY: You got it. Not THIS END UP but OTHER END UP.

TOM: Other end up or even when you open up the little containers of orange juice...

RAY: So shape up, gasket makers. Don't put TOP on the thing or THIS SIDE UP, put OTHER SIDE UP. But remember to put it on the other side.

TOM: That does make sense.

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