Well Old Friend - I knew this day would come eventually - the day that you would "snap" and our wonderful partnership would have to come to an end.
It's been a long and prosperous relationship. From the day I brought you home paired up with your friends the cutting mat and the ruler you were willing to give me your all - rolling and cutting and then ducking back safely when I needed you to. For the past 10 years you have always been there for me - ready to work on my crafty projects, my curtains, my pillowcases, my tablecloths, my Lazy Girl totes, even pinch hitting as a raffle ticket cutter sporting a perforating blade for a while. We've had to get you a new mat, and a few new rulers have joined the team, but through it all you were the key - the tool the others needed to work together.
Up to the end you gave it your all - finishing up this pile of strips for my latest projects before finally breaking down.
I know you would continue to work if I let you - but we've had a great safety record until now and I don't want to risk that - especially with the Munchkin around.
So now it is your time to rest, wrapped in a cushion of crumbs and strips and scraps and bits that you helped me to create.
Rest easy old friend -and thanks for a job well done.