I can't open it

@savypat (20248)
United States
August 27, 2011 10:24am CST
here is my pet peeve for today, I can't get the package open. In today's high tech world I wish companies would spend a little more time on making their products easy to access. Even if I love the product if I get enough frustration trying to open it I will not buy it again. Recloseable boxes that have one end with a tab on it so you can reclose it will often have that end glued so tightly closed that you cannot open it without ruining the tab. Cans with a tab that is so tight you have to take a knife to even get it started. And let us not forget cereal boxes, where you get the box open and then have to cut open the plastic package to reach the cereal, leaving the remaining cereal open to the air when stored back in the box. How about shrink wrap that is so tight you have to cut into the product to get it to release. I'm sure you can add many more to this list. So let's have a good laugh and hipe this is the worse thing we have to deal with today. USA has a hurricane on the east coast so we can't be to concerned about packaging
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
27 Aug 11
How many times do we have to give our kids a pair of scissors so that they can open their sweets, chip packets, and so on? And then we have to say don't play with scissors - they are dangerous!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
30 Aug 11
Oh I hate that cereal where you take alot of time to open it neatly and then the bag rips down the side and there you are..lol. There are a lot of tough packaging. It started with the child proof I guess, and that's understandable, but they must have thought it would be funny to have us adults fighting with everything too.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
2 Sep 11
I can laugh when we talk about it, but when I am trying to open something I speak another language.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 Sep 11
Oh yes...the "other language."
@GardenGerty (88976)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Aug 11
I have an idea . . . uh oh. Let's say that we put these demon packagers to work figuring out how to wrap and protect our homes from the elements when we have hurricanes and tornadoes and even earthquakes. Maybe they could help reduce the vulnerability of our lifestyle.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 11
I use my teeth to open sachet and chips.I'm glad that it is still complete now. Anyway, if you can't open a bottle, you can use rubber. A rubber band is enough. Roll it around the cap and twist it. Hola! It's now open.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
27 Aug 11
Hi pat, don't loose your patience. The packages are tightened to keep the products safe. May be your age is not allowing you to open the packs. You can take help of others to open the packs.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
27 Aug 11
Since I have arthritis and my grip and hand mobility is somewhat impaired, I understand fully where you're coming from. I keep a thin rubber disc in a kitchen drawer to help me grasp jar tops. Scissor handy for those tough plastic covers on products. Some of those cereal bags are tougher than cardboard to tear; I keep some of them to use when breading meats and vegetables and even as freezer wrap. My next-door neighbor is ten years older than me and even has trouble getting the plastic top off of ready-made pies. She calls me over at least twice a week to come and open some kind of food package for her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people in the hurricane's path. It has been downgraded but will still be packing winds and a lot of water. Stay safe out there.
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@dragon54u (31296)
• United States
27 Aug 11
That's a source of irritation for me, too. I found a device at the dollar store that they used to sell on TV for $9.95, it opens those hard plastic things--like those thing you buy that has plastic around it that is like concrete. It won't tear and I usually come close to damaging the goods before I free them from that crap! Well, I got the little opener for $1! So that irritation is out of my life! Now, if I just had the money to spare to buy something! You're right, if that's the worst irritation I have today I am truly blessed. I hope Irene doesn't wreak too much destruction and that the storm doesn't take any lives.
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