It is just one of many annoying things in life, not life changing or a big major issue, just slightly annoying.
It's the packet that gives you a false impression that you can easily access it by just peeling the little bit of plastic in the corner and tearing it back, hey presto you're in!
Doesn't always go that way though does it? Your bacon, ham or mini sausages are screaming 'for goodness sake what are you playing at? 'Just get the bloomin packet open'. If you do get it started, the plastic just starts to tear into shreds and then you have a million pieces of plastic you don't want. Yogurts do that to you as well sometimes, when the foil top doesn't come off in one go and you can't do that 'lick the lid' thing, instead you have little pieces of foil covered in yogurt, yogurt/foil fingers and nowhere to get rid of all this mess, not good if your travelling.
There are times when you just have to result to a pair of scissors or a knife to cut the packet open and that's fine, its the way we opened all packets in the old days but you just feel cheated, it's 'peel back' and you want to PEEL IT BACK!! If you do have to use a tool, it becomes a packet murder weapon, as you just stab it open to relieve some frustration and curse the manufacturer.
Then there are the packets which say 'reseal me'.....NO you don't reseal because you just flip open again or your seal just isn't good enough for you to even call yourself a resealer. In fact go back to the reseal school and come back to be when you can actually seal up properly and keep my food fresh. The cheese packets are the best, where they actually reseal with a zip, plastic press seal or something the resembles velcro. You're cheese is not escaping from those packets. So after being also let down by the reseal factor, you get your clingfilm, foil or Tupperware container, without a lid because you never can find a top to go with a bottom (story of my life, nothing to do with plastic containers though).
I think there is far too much packaging on all sorts of products. You need a degree in unpacking when it comes to toys with their plastic clips, seals and enough tiebacks to give poor Barbie and Ken the impression they are in that 50 Shades film. No wonder some toys are expensive, they toy itself is cheap but you pay for half a ton of unnecessary packaging.
I do find it amusing when Amazon send you your order of a light bulb which you've had to wait two weeks for it come from China. It arrives in a massive box with a mile long paper snake that resembles the large intestines of an elephant, your bulb sits there like a jewel but low and behold it's broken. How can it be broken it's had half a rainforest wrapped around it for two weeks? That's the only time I get satisfaction from filling in the packaging feedback form. The big box does bring an element of excitement as you can't remember what you've ordered. It's like Christmas, the big exciting surprise present.....no it's just a lightbulb.
I am living in hope that there is a department somewhere with a scientist who is looking to improving all this packaging nonsense and that one day I will peel back my plastic bacon packet and I'll be able to reseal it and pop it back in the fridge, it's the small things in life.
Catch you tomorrow for Free from Friday..........
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.