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A package like those Chinese Puzzle boxes...

April 20, 2017 01:28PM
I don't know if they still make those. I used to love them, got them in SF. It's a wooden box and you have to push, pull, slide, pieces in the right order to get to the hidden compartment. I digress.

I take high blood pressure medicine... I forget the name of it. About 6 months ago they changed the packaging. It's a thick cardboard box now... with directions that say "Push and Hold Here then pull out medicine"... or something like that. My wife and daughters can do it every time... I cannot. Not once have I ever succeeded and I no longer even try.

I tried a slight push and pull... no go. Hard push and pull, no go. Medium... no. Furious while cursing like a sailor push... nope. Sneaky act like I'm not paying any attention grab the box by surprise push and pull... nope.

Here's what works.... stretch, shake your arms loose to limber up, grab both ends and then, (ripping with teeth helps), rip the thing in two... takes all your strength... and it sends the little pills all over the room BUT... you now have access.

when I hit 80, unless they change the package design, I'll have to quit taking them.... I won't be strong enough, I don't think. - JamesJM
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Getting old and admitting your a weenie...

JamesJM214April 17, 2017 01:24PM

  I dunno...

sstrams40April 17, 2017 01:32PM

  You're right, of course...

JamesJM38April 17, 2017 05:07PM

  What if........

LesBaker36April 17, 2017 06:22PM

  The suppositories thing..

sstrams31April 18, 2017 03:24AM

  it's what we do........

21Dog33April 18, 2017 05:51AM

  I still do it....

JamesJM33April 18, 2017 07:11AM

  Re: Getting old and admitting your a weenie...

73Ram29April 18, 2017 11:42AM

  Been there done that, haven't we all?

JamesJM30April 18, 2017 12:01PM

  Same here at work..

sstrams31April 18, 2017 12:36PM

  Re: Been there done that, haven't we all?

73Ram28April 18, 2017 01:51PM

  is it just me.......how do really old people open things

ferragamo7927April 19, 2017 05:45PM

  A package like those Chinese Puzzle boxes...

JamesJM21April 20, 2017 01:28PM

  We must take the same BP meds...

sstrams19April 20, 2017 02:17PM

  Brother in arms, sst....

JamesJM17April 20, 2017 02:51PM

  I managed to get it open twice..

sstrams18April 20, 2017 04:38PM