Monday, November 8, 2010
This Safety Packaging is Killing Me (or at the very least, my manicure)
Each morning since September, I've been drinking these Carnation Breakfast Essential drinks. They fill me up and help keep me from snacking. In that sense, they're awesome.
But each morning, as I'm on my way to work (with Steven driving), I battle the Safety-Gotta-Keep-The-One-Lone-Wack-Job-Who-Might-Poison-The Drink-Packaging. And, oh is it elaborate. First, I have to cut the packaging apart to even get access to the bottles. Then, I have to peel down the very thin layer of plastic that is designed not to be peeled. Since I don't want to mess up my finely manicured nails (thanks Laura) I am then forced to use my teeth. (Yes, priorities are nice nails before healthy unchipped teeth)
All of this, just to get into a really crappy tasting diet shake? With all the anxiety this packaging causes me it's probably better for me to eat the crappy fast food breakfast I was eating.
What in the world am I going to do when I'm wearing dentures? How will I open my diet shakes and my my mayo? Or for that matter, how will I ever get my dentures attached if I can't get into my Dentu-Grip?
And while I'm at it, WHY is it so difficult to get into CD's, DVD's, potato chips (I always make a bad tear into these), cereal bags, wine bottles, minced garlic jars, sour cream cartons, and any child's toy?? The folks at the plastic factory - security idea place must laugh heartily when they think of us yahoos attempting to gain entry into any of these items.
I've got to hand it to my pharmacy though. Without a word, they transferred me to the "adult" pill bottle. No more push down and turn action for me. I just twist and go! No teeth required. Thanks Publix!!