What the fuck is it with packaging these days?
They moan and bitch about the cost of waste disposal and the lack of landfill areas and the incredible amount of rubbish that people produce these days and then they inundate us with useless packaging that all has to be thrown away.
It seems to be a physical impossibility for them to produce anything nowadays without encasing it in expanded polystyrene, shrink wrap, pellets of foam or reams of cardboard. And plastic. Tons and fucking tons of fucking plastic. About 90% of the stuff that goes into my bin is useless fucking packaging.
They produce pills in bottles that require the manual dexterity of a five year old to open them [I have to get the grandkids to open some of my child-proof bottles]’
They sell rashers in vacuum packed monstrosities with a little “open here” in one corner that is sealed tighter than a camel’s arse in a sandstorm. They claim they are re-sealable, but I have yet to find one that is.
They sell milk in cartons where either the little tab breaks off and the only way to open the carton is to attack it with a carving knife, or they provide a tab that requires a screwdriver and a pair of pliers to shift it.
I have y own little collection of tools to open packets. A screwdriver, pliers, a hacksaw, a lock spanner and a collection of very sharp knives. On some occasions I have had to resort to a hammer and even a blow-torch.
The worst of the lot is the hard transparent casing that is sealed around the edges. It looks like two halves that should just prise apart but is in fact more secure than Fort fucking Knox. The only way to open this sort of packaging is with a very sharp pair of scissors.
And what do they sell scissors in?
Yup. Packaging that requires scissors to open it.
God give me strength.