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Old 12-26-2007, 12:22 PM   #11
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Here's one they have been advertising alot on TV. It has a hidden blade so you can keep all of your fingers. Package Shark: Open packages in a flash! As Seen On TV! Order Now!
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #12
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I Googled plastic openers and found several, including the one shown which seems to be called an OpenX.

Would love to know if anyone has experience with one or another.

Cause like Fisher's Mom it takes me forever to cut through that plastic with a utility knife.

Was wondering, of course those plastic things are there to prevent theft. But will these new gizmos make it easier for folks to shoplift?

Then the stores will come up with even more secure packaging that will drive me further nuts.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:31 PM   #13
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I Googled plastic openers and found several, including the one shown which seems to be called an OpenX.

Would love to know if anyone has experience with one or another.

Cause like Fisher's Mom it takes me forever to cut through that plastic with a utility knife.

Was wondering, of course those plastic things are there to prevent theft. But will these new gizmos make it easier for folks to shoplift?

Then the stores will come up with even more secure packaging that will drive me further nuts.
for sure. on page one i told peopel how my friends used to put razor blades on the fingers and go to the store and "pretend" to look at the package. They would flip it around and turn it all directions and to the store camera, it really looks like they are looking at the product. But in reality they are cutting it open and stashing it in there pocket. They did that for a few months then they decided it was a big enough thrill so they stole a car. They called me one day and told me about how they "bought" a car and wanted me to help fix it up. Well guess who shows up the day im there. Luckily they couldnt do anything to me
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:07 PM   #14
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I think it is crazy that they sell a tool to get in those friggin clam shells!!! I bet the same people that made that packaging makes the tool too!!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:05 PM   #15
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back in my rebel days, my friends use to tape razor blades to there fingers and pretend to be looking at the package. as they spin it and flip it over to look at it, they are really slicing the package over and then they stash it. after a while, it finaly caught with them and they wanted to steal something bigger. Welcome to GTA. They ended up getting caught and going to a not so fun place.
How were they going to drive the car with razor blades taped to their fingers

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I'm with you RMS and FM. Those plastic wrappers kill me. I don't know how older people can get into some of those packages. Sure you can be careful of the product and cut them open, but I don't always have a sharp knife where I want to open the dang thing.
Yep, that's a good one.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:16 PM   #16
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How were they going to drive the car with razor blades taped to their fingers

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I'm with you RMS and FM. Those plastic wrappers kill me. I don't know how older people can get into some of those packages. Sure you can be careful of the product and cut them open, but I don't always have a sharp knife where I want to open the dang thing.
Yep, that's a good one.
Yeah they found out the hard way.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:39 PM   #17
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If they can put a man on the moon, why the heck can't they invent a shaving creme can that doesn't leave big rust stains where ever you set it down?

I have taken to storing mine upside down, resting it on the plastic cap.
Just had a thought get a coaster like the kind you put a drink on and put your can on that
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:46 PM   #18
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One of my pets peeves is when there is a bowl of mixed nuts and someone comes along and picks with teir dirty filthy hands thru the bowl eating all the pecans,cashews first leaving nothing put peanuts and such.DH does this at home with the can of mixed nuts I keep. Irritates me to no end not only is it nasty but just plain selfish with no regard to others that might want some.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:00 PM   #19
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Just had a thought get a coaster like the kind you put a drink on and put your can on that
OMG, this is brilliant! (Smacks self in middle of forehead.) I can't believe this never crossed my mind. Thanks JP! Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for dealing with a nut-picking hubby.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:15 PM   #20
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OMG, this is brilliant! (Smacks self in middle of forehead.) I can't believe this never crossed my mind. Thanks JP! Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for dealing with a nut-picking hubby.
Not only is he a nut picker but he is a nit picking hubby
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