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qijm
May. 26th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Some store could probably win a fair bit of business by advertising they will, at checkout, remove the packaging for you as a courtesy. Customers are happy, and theft prevention is still in place.
aspasia93
May. 26th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
glad to see the topic finally hit somewhere as broad and watched as WIRED. Near the top of my seldom-but-major annoyances list would be: having to borrow a set of Aviation shears just to open a ridiculous plastic package. I probably only deal with maybe 5 of these idiot packages per year, and that is still not enough to warrant buying my own Av-shears when there is a perfectly good matched left/right/straight set in my dad's basement.

I can see it now, soon the ER's will reclassify the injuries to PVC degrees 1 through 3. 1st degree PVC will be "idiot grade" -- good flap of skin, not too terrible. 2nd degree with be "frustrated grade" -- add lots of blood to 1st degree. 3rd degree PVC will be called "PVC rage injuries" -- nerve and tendon damage.

3rd degree PVC's may possibly lead to other injuries:
[Cue doctor's voice] "I'm sorry to hear you ate Ramen noodles for a month to buy your kid the X-Men III game for his birthday; you nicked the nerve and cut the tendon pretty badly -- there won't be any 2-player for you again. You also won't be doing any data entry unless you get a left-side 10-key, but even so you'll probably be thousands of strokes slower for quite some time. BTW: do you have medical insurance or does this get billed to you?"
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