Last night I was trying to open a pack of batteries.  Several knife stabs later and ripping off cardboard layers I managed to pry them out of the package.  A couple of days ago Bethany bought a car air freshener pop up thingy.  She wanted to put it in her car right away and asked me to open it, but it appeared to be hermetically sealed and soddered shut.  Here’s the thing – I’m all about safety, but seriously, when you don’t have little kids at home any more, can you just get on a list and sign off that you promise to be responsible with any products and start getting  the non-tamper proof , non-industrial packaged to withstand nuclear fall out line?  Most of things are “childproof” but I wonder what child they used to test it.  Must have been an extremely mischievous, with super human strength, tinkering little person!  Am I the only one frustrated with the sealed packing options these days?  We bought a Catch Phrase game for Christmas and I practically had to get a crow bar out to pry apart the plastic around the game.  I mean, it’s a game for crying out loud!   The other fun part is if you use scissors on the industrial strength plastic that comes on a lot of these things, it becomes really sharp and the bonus is when you get a cut from trying to reach through and grab the product out of the package!  Grrr!  Stop the madness!  Remember when there was a time where businesses actually thought of the customer? 😉

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About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

4 responses »

  1. J says:

    No…that memory is so old I can’t see it anymore.

  2. steph says:

    soo…this really isn’t a response to your blog. but i thought you might like this http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bolivia_and_its_new_constituti.html

    the big picture does news stories that consist entirely of photographs (my kind of news). since bolivia is close to your heart, i thought you’d appreciate this particular entry.

    personally, i love, love, love photo #9. (c:

  3. Scott says:

    From what I understand the packaging acts as an anti-shop lifting mechanism. And if you think about it the cost of shop lifting is passed on to the customer. So in a very direct way they are thinking of you, the customer, when they market the merchandise in Super Man – proof packages. That’s how much they care about you CAK 🙂

  4. Tara E says:

    Amen, sista!! The stuff really is trecherous…and i don’t understand why they even need it really-especially on little kids toys…what a great christmas morning..everyone bleeding on their new toys from sharp plastic!! lol good stuff

    I can see the point in it on xpensive things because i do work retail,,,and people are sneaky and quick when it comes to stealing things,,,so i c why the manufacturers stopped carin about the consumer….the consumer quit caring about the manufacturers too though…it is getting rather economically scary out there…outside of my computer room,,in here it seems like a safety bubble…an escape from reality…

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