Pet peeve #97001, worse than lazy double-parkers in Bedford, I can’t stand when something comes packaged such that it can NOT be opened without jeopardizing life and limb.
Case in point – a simple pruning tool…encased in hard plastic.
Can’t use teeth to open this puppy!
I mean, really, if it were accessible, does Fiskars think someone will open this at a store and start stabbing people? They are sue-proof I guess.
In the days when people bought music CDs (before downloading to iTunes), jewel cases were the devil’s joy – it took strength of character to get through opening one of those without letting out strings of foul words.
Battery packs are bad too – surrounded by heavy and sharp plastic that leaves scars on fingers and hands after opening.
I did finally open the trimmer, outside this afternoon to get back to weeding before the neighbors call to complain that they don’t want to live in Appalachia…the weeds are tall! While out, I did capture a pretty dragon or damselfly. Completely different than the Widow Skimmer Dragonfly I posted a few weeks back – this one was much smaller, lighter wings. the body a blueish tone. Graceful and pretty fluttering around. Made the irritation of opening the Fiskars tool go away.
Last night’s storm was the worst of the summer lot – Bedford was directly under the massive thunder, lighting and rains. The power went on and off a few times, never long enough for the generator to kick in (less than 15 seconds) but long enough for the cable boxes to have to reboot. Grrrr.
Looks like tonight we’ll manage to get through without a storm, which I hope is true because one of my kids is flying. Fingers crossed the skies stay blue.
Happy Hump Day, what’s left of it!