I hate shrink wrapping!

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  1. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I just struggled through opening a newly bought CD (Okeh Ellington, if you have to know).
    Among other annoyances of modern life, it seems you have to carry around a Swiss Army knife to negotiate opening:
    -hard plastic cases that small appliances come in
    - tight plastic and sticky tape wrapping up CD’s
    -cracking open baby proof everything from asprin to mouthwash
    -removing the theft-proof tag from clothing.
    I’ve swallowed too many bits of plastic, broke too many nails, got too many plastic cuts. I’m pissed!!:(
    Do these things set your teeth on edge?
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yup. CD shrink-wrapping irritates me. But that's not so bad as the stupid stickers on all three sides of DVD cases! ARGH! Reason? In trying to take off the stickers and wrapping on a CD, it's got a really hard case and so picking at it w/ my nail doesn't "hurt" or harm the case, whereas w/ the softer DVD cases? I find I can scratch or "gouge" the case. :eek: Yeah, I can be a little anal about some things. Teehee.
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    OH MY GOD! The most annoying packaging ever! The kind that splinters as you try and hack through it with some scissors and always ends up stabbing you or slicing through your fingers. Nasty nasty packaging that should never be used by any company that gives a damn, ever! URGH!

    *spits*
     
  4. monke macrumors 65816

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    I hate those hard/thin plastic containers.

    You know, the ones where you have to find the perfect angle on, cut it, and hope that you don't cut your finger off.

    How long is it going to be before someone cuts their finger off on one of those things, and sues someone? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Legolamb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have to see the store clerks who are willing to open these cases struggle. I bought a firewire cable in the Apple store in SF and the guy used scissors and a knife!!!
     
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    I thought this was going to be another thread about condoms.
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I agree with devilot, the stickers on CDs and DVDs are more annoying. I also stopped buying CDs as everyone seemed to just stick the anti theft devices right on the liner and not the case itself. Ripping the liner trying to get the thing off was the worst.
     
  8. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    I hate the packiging the Wiimotes and Nunchucks come in:mad: :mad:

    SO ANNOYING!
     
  9. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Me as well. I have to practically scalpel them off. Drives me bonkers!
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    The name of the stupid electronics plastic packaging is blister.
     
  11. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    I think the idea of that packaging is to ensure that you can't return the item once opened, although I could be wrong.
     
  12. Legolamb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got another peeve. Electric hand dryers in public restrooms (what is it with toilets on MR these days, anyway?). Don't tell me that this is better for the environment than recycled paper. First, they rarely are hot enough to dry your hands I end up wiping them on my clothes. Then, there is just enough pressure from them to stir up whatever dust and dirt is on the floor. Then, there is the noise. And the wait.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Kind of ironic don't you think?
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Evil.

    I usually have to get out a knife because sometimes, scissors can't handle them. And one out of 10 times, I will cut myself trying to open it, and that doesn't include the times I cut myself on the hard, sharp plastic edge itself. :mad:
     
  16. alt75 macrumors member

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    Haha, kudos mate.

    Am I the only one crass enough to have a chuckle at that?
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why? How much do you need to heat shrink a condom before it fits?
     
  18. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    nope.... Never double bag it :D ;)
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, we can't all be giants!
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Can't you just get the really small ones? Um....not that any guy would ever walk into a store and ask for the extra small pack. A bit difficult for the marketing department to spin.
     
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I just buy rubber gloves nowadays anyway. Ten cheap yellow condoms. :)
     
  22. alt75 macrumors member

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    You mean the thumbs are big enough for you? Or do they just go over the end like thimbles? :)
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The thumbs? Pah, they're more than big enough. Why, there's even room for two...
     
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    Its like a Battle...you need to conquer the Shrink Wrap to get your prize!
     

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