The New York Times reports that a number of retailers and manufacturers have a gift for Christmas shoppers: product packaging that will not result hospitalization due to lacerations and stab wounds.
The companies, including Amazon, SONY Corporation, and Microsoft Corp, have begun to create alternatives to the infuriating plastic “clamshell” packages and cruelly complex twist ties that make products like electronics and toys almost impossible for mere mortals to open without power tools.
Impregnable packaging has incited such frustration among consumers that an industry term has been coined for it — “wrap rage.” It has sent about 6,000 Americans each year to emergency rooms with injuries caused by trying to pry, stab and cut open their purchases, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, reports the New York Times.
I freely admit that (on more than one occasion), purchases have swiftly migrated from shop to trash due to the practical application of “Wrap Rage” at Hot Aisle Mansions. On other occasions rapid application of sticking plaster has been necessary to stem the flow of blood caused by a miscalculated use of a much too large Kitchen knife.
Any readers suffered “Wrap Rage”, – I think it is a scream…..