I searched the archives and found no real thread that addresses "packaging". This Bear is referencing packages that declare themselves to be "E-Z" open (and are not), "child-proof" (meaning "adult-proof"), and examples of wasteful packaging that reduce expenses for those that package but creates so much stress with the end-users that violent crimes involving sharp objects can result.
Last weekend Katie picked-up a package of Oreo cookies. I am not a big fan of Oreos but, what the hey, I have a bear-sized sweet tooth (perhaps "sweet partial", referencing Dental thread ) so I wandered into the double-secret probation storage place, searching for the cookies. (21-year old human eat-everything machine in house, so cookies are "hidden".)
The Oreo package had a tab on the top. I pulled the tab and it easily ripped open, exposing the tasty treats to this hungry bruin. After grabbing a couple I pushed the flap back down and it held to the package, kind of like a sticky note adhesive. One of the smartest and easiest-to-use packages I have ever enjoyed.
Jump into the Wayback Machine......holiday season.....something I was given (and I don't even remember what the hexx it was!) is in the notorious and hated "tough as nails" blister-pack. After about a half hour of cutlery dancing I finally pull whatever the hexx it was out of its "permanent to the end of time" home. Yes, I understand that the manufacturer (probably in China or India) is saving moola by running that item through a machine that molds that infamous blister bubble. But, dang it.....you have engineers.....build-in some sort of tab that will allow access to the product without having a first aid kit at-the-ready.
Certain medications are the same. Designed so kids can't get to them. Well, my pharmacutical product packaging morons......neither can I. I need stress meds just to get to my regular meds.
And don't get me started on the simple things we (Katie) can do to help the situation. The little molded arrows on the cap and bottle of a typical Ibuprofen bottle are there for a reason.......allowing the cap to come off and.....imagine that.....actually access the pills that ease the pain! We have no toddlers running in our house. If our 16-month old Golden Retreiver "Molly" gets ahold of the Ibu, she doesn't care about the arrows or the cap. She is gonna try to chew the entire container. (Should solve her headache. ) Keep the dang arrows lined-up so when this ole' Bear is fumbling in the dark I can find what I need.
Oh.....not to forget the insanely-frustrating plastic wrap that adorns CD packaging. Let the retailer set-up his own anti-theft system. Jeez, anyhoo.....the only people buying CDs nowadays are old fxxxx who's Victrola needle ripped across that cherished Bobby Vee LP, rendering it even more unlistenable than when it was new.
OK....I have packaged this rant in double-bubble-blister wrap. Get the contents out, check for continuity, and blast away with your own raves about packaging.