Thursday, January 14, 2010


OK . . .
Who’s the wise guy designer that designs plastic packaging that encases products so that in order to get to the product you have to use a knife, scissors, or a hammer?
NOTE:  Teeth are not to be used as tools.
All I wanted to do was open the package to my Olay Regenerist eye cream.
Why was it so hard to do this?
The white tube was—almost suspended—inside a mostly clear plastic package making it look like it was in a kind of make-up shrine.
Very appealing.
And impossible to get to with just my fingers.
I needed a tool.
Hmm? Maybe my manicure scissors will . .
Damn it!
Now they’re bent!
Traipsing into my office, I grabbed the bigger scissors and  . . .
Damn it!
These scissors could only cut so far into the plastic.
Which wasn’t far enough to get to the tube of eye cream.
I needed another tool.
Trudging back into my office, I grabbed  my X-Acto knife and . .
Not only did the X-Acto blade pierce the plastic outer package  . . .
And the inner eye cream tube . . .
But my finger!
And damn it!
I can’t remember when I had my last tetanus shot.
Can I get lock jaw from my X-Acto?
I don’t know.
I’m afraid to take a chance.
Now I’ll have to call my doctor
And so I asked the universe one more time . . .
Does everything have to be so difficult?

Always, Em-Musing

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