Do Not Pry Open Until Christmas

“Manufacturers say molded packaging protects goods on the long journey from Asia. Retailers say the heat-sealed edges keep shoppers from opening them in stores. And products certainly look picture-perfect in that clear plastic bubble.” But not everything is as rosy as it should be…

…’cause I can’t open these packages either! Each time I have to wait for JBQ to come from work to use our big scissors (that are meant to cut… roasted animal bones) in order to open some of these packages! Let alone that it can be pretty dangerous for your fingers if you are not very careful. Last time this happened was just last night, I just couldn’t open the real-flash addon I got for my husband’s W810i cellphone 2MP camera.

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Eugenia wrote on December 2nd, 2006 at 6:55 AM PST:

I have such heavy scissors, it’s just that they require a level of strength that I don’t have. Also, please use HTML for links next time, do not copy/paste links like that.

jayson knight wrote on December 2nd, 2006 at 9:17 AM PST:

Raymond Chen posted about this a while back.

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Eugenia wrote on December 3rd, 2006 at 7:48 AM PST:

Jayson, I can’t auto-clip, I don’t have PHP access to this blog. I have written many times that I want people who reply here to use HTML to represent links. This is why I will delete Moulinef’s comment below for not following this.

jayson knight wrote on December 3rd, 2006 at 8:33 AM PST:

A blogger w/ instructions? ;-)

Place the burden of the work on the site itself (auto-clip links) or have a comment form w/ simple formatting commands, not your users.

Moulinneuf wrote on December 3rd, 2006 at 9:49 AM PST:

In the article, KwikCut and OpenXtool

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