Why are Slim Jims so hard to open?

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    And once you have it open it's struggle to pull down the plastic wrapper to get more. Poor design on opening, but good eating :)
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Even the manufacturer is trying to tell you something......;)
     
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    It's to lock in the fresh goodness! :rolleyes:
     
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    The fact that waloshin didn't start this thread is just wrong.
     
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    I realized it wasn't Wally after I replied............it's blowing my mind man.....
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    It's like a waiver of liability for your actions.

    If you are smart enough to get into the package, you're smart enough to read the ingredients.
     
  7. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    It's because the packaging was designed by Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and you have to be as strong as he was to open it.



    SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM!!!!
     
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    I just realized I haven't read anything from this guy in weeks... is he sick? Is he dead?

    We need to organize a funeral or something! Such a pillar of our community, gone... it's going to carve a hole deep in everyone's heart.

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  10. wpotere Guest

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    Sadly yes... Petrified meat byproducts. :eek:
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm not familiar with Slim Jims, the only thing I know about them is that they used to be endorsed by the Ultimate Warrior – and it strikes me that he was a rather strong chap. Maybe that's why he was chosen to advertise them, because you have to be really strong to open them properly.

    Worth considering, I reckon.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Not necessarily strength. :)
     

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  13. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You know Slim Jims are a plot by conservative business to do away with the aging populace. ;) I grew up loving Slim Jims, but I think they have gone down hill in the last 30 years. We were traveling this week and I purchased one and it reminded me of beef flavored lard paste... Btw, it was an extra long version and it opened down the side, very easily. :)
     
  14. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    I love slim jims but yeah, they're horrible for you... and no, I don't want to know what is in them. On the other hand I never have problem opening one. I tear it down from the serrated edge on top or you can also peel away the clear plastic from the colored front plastic. Both ways work. I usually peel it 75% of the way down right away. The bottom piece comes out pretty easily. Only if you have two much of it still in wrapping and try to pull it out will it get "stuck".
     
  15. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I'm on a SlimJim diet. After some practise, I get it right first time, 90% of the time. But when the edge of the plastic tears away from the main body to the edge and detaches.. well that just sucks. But once you get it started don't stop until the juicy beef stick is only dangling from the wrapper by a little bit. Go all the way with it..

    *hint: with teeth;)
     
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    That is a little scary that you are willing to eat something without knowing what it is. :eek:
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    That's how politicians get most of their votes. ;)
     
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    LOL, so true so true... :D
     
  19. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    I think that partially explains the obesity epidemic. ;)
     
  20. wpotere Guest

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    Yes it does sadly.
     
  21. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    because one has to be smarter than the packaging
     
  22. Huntn macrumors G5

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    In addition most of us are eating out and portions at restaurants are much to large. It's not unusual for me and the wife to share an entree.
     
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    !

    Please don't steal my thought. That's plagiarism! :mad:







    :p:p:p
     
  24. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Because you are weak in both body and mind!

    If you were strong of body then opening them would be easy. If you were strong of mind then your intellect would tell you to use a sharp instrument to help. Sorry friend, with what you have shared it would appear that your case is hopeless. ;)
     

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