Bubble Packs

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The new alfalfa was just too good to resist a deep smell, it's finally spring in Arkansas, the chlorox in the sanitizer and teat dip added to the mix and yup, you got it! Sinus headache from you know where. Here I sit looking helplessly at the over the counter sinus medicine in one of those plastic bubble sheets. After a thousand nails or more on the dairy barn, I hit my thumb with the hammer on the last piece of trim. Quarter inch section of thumb gone about sixteenth of an inch deep. On the other hand, a nail puncture on the back of one finger and a cut on another. Cut my fingernails two days ago. Now, where do you think the backing is glued down the strongest on this little packet of medicine? On the corner where it's supposed to peel up! Hurts more to try to open this thing than the sinuses do. Now. Recommendations. Teeth? Tried it. Xacto knife? Utility knife? Meat cleaver? Axe? Dynamite?

Now I know we all run into plastic packaging when buying tools, and such in our prusuit of the perfect goat. And I know women are smarter at getting into this packaging from purgatory then men. A always assume it's the double layered stuff that you can just "separate" and it'll come apart. Why I assume that I don't know since it rarely works. Could everyone share their favorite method of dealing with plastic bubble packaging without resorting to cussing, hoes and rakes and implements of destruction? Not to mention a mental meltdown?



-- Dennis (westwoodcaprine@yahoo.com), April 12, 2002


Morning Dennis, I'm a 43 yr old female, and I too have problems with gaining access to certian packages-so you guys don't have a corner on the market- and it seems like the more frantic I am to get it open, the worse the situation gets. My solution is to have my 11 yr old open it for me. Kids can get into anything.(no pun intended)No small children in your home? Then I favor the dynamite. Best of luck!

-- Judy Corwin (corwinsusa@netscape.net), April 12, 2002.

I favor a sharp, pointy knife myself.

-- Terri (hooperterri@prodigy.net), April 12, 2002.

Nail clippers. The rounded part goes around the corner of the pill nicely and then you can get the corner up. Ugh...why does it have to be sooo hard?? Hope you feel better Dennis....and Yahoo!! It's spring! Cara

-- Cara Dailey (daileyd@agalis.net), April 12, 2002.

I have this trouble when I buy a new cd. I've even asked the clerk at the record store to take the plastic wrap off for me.

This reminds me of when my Grandmother asked me not to lick/seal envelopes when I send cards to her. She has difficulty opening them, and she likes it when the flap on the envelope is just slipped inside, or sealed with a sticker.

-- chickadee (chickadee@treetops.com), April 12, 2002.

I found a nice bottle!!!!!!! of generic bendryl, no stupid little packets. Try opening up one when you are sneezing and your eyes are running :) I did take some of the Tylenol Sinus, I can't take it at night because of all things it gives me bad dreams! With all the pine pollen I am using the nose inhaler you use morning and night, Nasal-crom works great!

Rick our lurking friend is right now on his way up north! Picking up his yearlings and his buck and my infant doeling and a buck.........He will be back with them on Monday. Laura Evans of Saada now has a website if any of you Nubian fans want to drool :) http://www.geocities.com/saadadairygoats/ My buckling is Jenuine Winner x Captain, my doeling (who was supposed to be my buckling) is Darkling Pooka x POTF Royal Marcus, Ricks buckling is Cimmaron Sage x Othello, and under yearlings, just about all that say "sold" are his :) I love it when the buck hunt is over! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (Nubians) (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), April 12, 2002.

Thanks all for the suggestions! May have to rent an 11 year old to get into these things. Hmmm, nail clippers for the pills and I think I'll use tin snips for the big stuff.

Vicki, I'll check out that website!

Thanks again,


-- Dennis Enyart (westwoodcaprine@yahoo.com), April 12, 2002.

Oh Dear dennis, what an ordeal! I know exactly what you mean. It hurts like heck to open those pill bubbles if you have a hang nail too, guess thats what you call the cuticles that tear. It feels like getting cut with a razor. I ran out of my RX stomach medicine over Christmas, took pepcid, well that comes in the bubble sheets, had a devil of a time opening them. I think its a conspiracy the drug companies have. And so true, a child can open the childproof packages but adults can't, go figure???

-- Bernice (geminigoats@yahoo.com), April 12, 2002.

Bandage scissors, they have a finely serrated edge that cuts through plastic without slipping. They are very handy to have around. Sorry to hear about your thumb!

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), April 12, 2002.

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