Consumer-Proof Goods...Mortal Wounds
Hey, any of you out there purchase something lately that it's near-impossible to break into? I got thinking about this when I tried to cut my way into a package of 16 AA batteries I purchased the other day. Jeeeez! Scissors didn't work. I didn't even attempt it with my hands. The plastic seemed to be made of metal. I mean if someone was that desperate to steal the stuff they would just take the entire package, right?
I finally broke in after SEVERAL strokes of one of those lethal box-cutting knives - you know, a Stanley knife with a big fat razor blade jutting out the front end? It's hard to use them (at least for me) unless I cut TOWARD myself and that's where the "lethal" comes into the equation. Thankfully this time I managed to miss all my digits and vital organs, but who knows about next time?
Some lady sued McDonald's because the hot coffee she ordered was hot; seems an even better case to sue WalMart, KMart or wherever because the item you bought fair and square is inpenetrable and in your numerous attempts to remove over-the-top packaging you are fatally wounded. Whatcha think?
I had another recent bout with adult-proof packaging when my sister purchased a cordless mouse. Yikes! What was Microsoft thinking? I'm fairly strong...I wonder what someone who's 80 years old does to break into the stuff they purchase? Can't see them wielding a packing knife with a malicious gleam in their eyes.
You gotta get ANGRY at this stuff to get in.
Geez, I'm starting to sound like Andy Rooney!