Anybody here read Wired magazine? You know that “How To” section last month that gave this super helpful tip on opening those electronics blister packaging?
Scissors and steak knives are dangerous, they said. Use a can opener, they said. Just clamp down on the edge and start cranking, they said.
How convenient that I learned this, I thought, after puchasing a new ear piece for my cell phone (because my previous ear piece went kaput about 2 hours after the California Hands Free Law went into effect).
I have one of those hand cranking can openers, so I just clamped down on the edge of the packaging and started cranking:
Can you see how
the goddam can opener I mangled it? You can click on the pictures for a closer look.
So I busted out the scissors and managed to avoid bloodshed:
What a bunch of crap that advice was. Did anybody else see that handy tip and try it? Well, I was so angry that I decided to destroy my can opener, because what good is it if it can’t open that stubborn plastic packaging?
Of course I accidentally stabbed myself 14 times trying to mangle the bastard that mangled my packaging, but I think it learned its lesson before I threw it in the trash back in the drawer.