We've all been here, yes? Working up a zip just so far and then hitting the DMZ between southerly and northerly leverage. If there's a helpful man around the house, he's happy to oblige, but that's not always the case.
Which is why this little device seems so genius. With a Zippade on hand, you'll never get stuck, seems to me a must for every vintage fan's drawer.
Photo above, Bare Your Bare Bones, Sea Legs Snapshots' on photostream, here at Flickr, many thanks!)