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How the Hell Do You Open Plastic Packaging?


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I get that products are wrapped securely in things like plastic in order to protect them. But how the sam hell do you get them open easily once you buy them? What if the box itself is hard plastic that doesn’t want to open? How do you get to the product you purchased, and get it out, without damaging it?

Seriously. Why can’t I open it?

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Plastic Package Opener Irony

Once a year, I can count on my mom sending a practical gift or two. This year, one of the mini-presents was a plastic package opener that would allegedly never go dull. Sounded awesome, as I’ve grown weary of opening up water- and adult-proof plastic containers. Ready for the kicker? The plastic package opener comes in a plastic package that’s equally impossible to open.

Now, I’m all for foiling theives and shoplifters, but the industry must adopt a better standard at foolproof protection. If they’re going to pack something in a plastic coating, at least they could provide USEFUL perforations in key locations. I’m waiting to start getting band-aids in plastic containers so that I can cover my cuts quickly after opening the plastic container containing the band-aids.

To Plastic Package Makers

Dear manufacturers who place objects in plastic containers that are impossible to open without accidentally slicing yourself: STOP IT, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, STOP IT, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, STOP IT, stop it, stop it, STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT! Thank you.

UPDATE: I’m not alone:

Took ’em long enough to say something about it. Guess we have to injure Marc Cuban to get our point across more often?