Friday, March 06, 2009

A Special Place in Hell

I have come to the final, irrevocable, unchangeable, frustrated conclusion that there will be a special place reserved in hell for the person who invented that rigid, clear packaging that now entombs so many consumer goods.  I have just spent 15 minutes trying to get to a new hairdryer without bleeding to death by cutting myself on the sharp edges of that material. I now have a new tension point in my back, and aching hands from tying to manipulate a pair of scissors through the impermeable stuff. 

I've made the decision that if I ever have to purchase something wrapped like that again, I will insist that the personnel from the store actually open it for me.  Perhaps if we all do that, the store owners will stop ordering things in such packaging.  And if the store owners stop ordering such things, the manufacturers will stop using it.

C'mon, folks. Let's start a revolution.  This is ridiculous.


Angie Hammond said...

Ok, I'm on board with you. However, I found a way to get into the package, unfortunately it also destroys the product inside. Just give it to your Labrador retriever and in under 2 minutes your package will be open. Of course your product will also be open and most probably in more than one piece.

Oh one other thought. I'm thinking that hell is too good for the designer of the packaging. Perhaps a job opening those packages for eternity would be more fitting!

Anonymous said...

Having a child and dealing with similar packaging, only mixed with tiny plastic pieces of the few of such toys my little one has received at birthday parties, has given me a brand new appreciation for how difficult this can be! And how ridiculous! I laughed out loud when I read your paragraph. Thanks for sharing it! and thus adding to community!