I feel vindicated.
I thought it was me.
Or – perish the thought – my age.
It is true that I find it virtually impossible to open a child-proof cap these days. Fortunately, I take no medicines. As for the aspirin bottle, which I must access once in a blue moon, well I cheat; I leave the lid ajar.
But when it comes to opening those onerous, razor-edged, hard plastic packages that enclose most electronic equipment these days…..let’s just say it is an exercise in futility. I always have to resort to the scissors and even then I end up with sliced fingers. I am absolutely convinced that the packaging is designed this way so that you cannot return the item, since there is no way to open it without destroying the package.
But I digress. Back to the point of being vindicated. I am not clumsy, inept, or downright stupid. It is not my age. I have not experienced a loss of manual dexterity. I am just normal…..take a gander at this hysterical video of a YOUNG MAN trying to open his new MacBook remote: