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Adult-Proof Packaging.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by narabdela, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I've just spent far too long trying to fight my way into a jar of pills. :mad:

    Luckily I still possess a fair degree of manual dexterity, and was able to get in eventually with the aid of my trusty Swiss Army Knife. How the **** is someone who's frail supposed to cope? :mad:
    Snufkin, Tony Lockhart and bencat like this.
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    If you’re fit enough to open the jar, you probably don’t need the pills…
    Waxy, Tarzan and narabdela like this.
  3. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    A very common problem. My pet hate is the sealed plastic packs of ham from supermarkets. I find the best way to get in is to bite the little plastic tab and then pull hard. Not the most hygienic way to open cooked meats.
    Fatmarley and Bob McC like this.
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    And don't get me started on the plastic film wrap on CDs...
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    that peel back film on the smoked salmon is always difficult to grip.
  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    All peel back film is the work of the devil.
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  7. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    My 2yo opened a Calpol bottle with a childproof top the other day.. had the plastic syringe in the top too…!
  8. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I bought a strong pair of scissors the other day which came in some fiendishly thick plastic packing seemingly welded around the edges which would not pry apart. You’ve guessed, I needed another pair of strong scissors to open it, or risk losing a body part using a sharp knife. Reminded me of the time I bought a replacement element for my soldering iron then had to borrow another soldering iron to install it. They just don’t tell you about these things at school!
    Sloop John B likes this.
  9. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    You're starting at the wrong corner!
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I have a trusty chisel that I use to get into CDs. It works beautifully with jewel cases, pull the film tight and run the chisel down the groove between the black bit and the clear bit. I’m usually confounded by those in simple cardboard sleeves though. The film is often so tight that the chisel won’t fit into the sleeve entrance. I have to wait until a young scoundrel comes to pay his respects, then I give him the task in return for a spinning top, a threepenny bit, a bag of frogspawn or somesuch.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr, Snufkin and Rob998 like this.
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    Grow your thumb nail. That's what we used to do in Andys where we were unwrapping a couple of hundred CDs a day.
  12. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Aaaaaaaaaaargh! You had to go there, didn't you! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    Tony Lockhart likes this.
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    All very well until you meet a CD in a cardboard sleeve that slits your thumb tip open…
  14. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    I happen to knew that in the old people care business they have special machines that take the pills out of those dam blister packs. So, first they use a machine to insert the pills into the pack, and then...
  15. laughingboy

    laughingboy pfm Member

  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    Occupational hazard and all in a day's work for a record shop employee. You just man up and power through.
    Bob McC likes this.
  17. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Gosh!! I'm so glad I only had to spend 12 hour shifts shovelling toxic corrosive waste into furnaces and messing about with molten metal. When I think how awful things could have been.... ;)

    Still..I'll soon be of the age where my 5 pills per day are all put into weekly trays for me each day labelled etc... I'll then only have to remember to take them.

    Do I take sugar?
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    I doubt it. You seem sweet enough. ;)
  19. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

  20. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Thing is, many of these are supposed 'peel and reseal'.. which of course never works. So what you do in all cases is just use a sharp knife to open the pack. You then use what you need then wrap any unused contents in clingfilm, excluding as much air a possible.... and keep it in the fridge, with the original pack (for date info). I do this all the time with pre-packed bacon, ham etc.
    cctaylor likes this.

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