Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Easy Open?

Ok, so I don't get it.

You unscrew the cap on a new bottle of medication. And there it is, a nicely printed tab that says "Easy open -- just pull here."

You pull. It creates a mess. 

Ok, so maybe I didn't pull right. Maybe somehow it was ME that screwed up the instructions. After all, who better to screw up instructions than a pharmacist or pharmacy technician? It's not like we type up instructions 1,000 times on a daily basis, right?

So I try again while filling another prescription. 

Nope. Same damn thing.

It must be me. Maybe because I'm a super hero I have super strength and somehow, some way that's causing the problem. I'll just slow down on the next one. Whatever it is, statistically the next one should work right, right?

Nope, did it again. Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Perhaps it's the weather? Or Karma? Or something I ate. Whatever it is, statistically the next one should work right, right?

Oh, the heck with it. I'll go home. What I need to do is relax with a new book. I'll just curl up and rest with my latest book delivered by Amazon...



Anonymous said...

I don't even bother. Just whack it with the handle-end of a spatula. Pops most seals nice and clean like.

They try to 'help' us with 'easy to open' seals but then make all their damn bottles and labels look exactly the same (I'm looking at you Teva).

Anonymous said...

Adding peanut butter jars, mayo jars, face cream jars, etc.

It's not you. It's the industry hoping we'll all come to you folks for tranqs. If we do, you won't be able to open the bottle so I'm staying home. The child-proof cap on the Excedrin may, however, cause me to change my mind.

Unknown said...

I hate to tell you this Crazy, buy it's not you...you do not have super strength. I have the same problem and I know for a fact that I do not have super strength. Poor design, poor execution, poor quality control...who knows. It just worries me that if they can't get something as simple as the packaging right, what kind of job are they doing on the contents of the package...you know, the drug product.