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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...

JamesJM328April 17, 2017 01:24PM

  I dunno...

sstrams121April 17, 2017 01:32PM

  You're right, of course...

JamesJM128April 17, 2017 05:07PM

  What if........

LesBaker141April 17, 2017 06:22PM

  The suppositories thing..

sstrams130April 18, 2017 03:24AM

  it's what we do........

21Dog141April 18, 2017 05:51AM

  I still do it....

JamesJM122April 18, 2017 07:11AM

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

73Ram138April 18, 2017 11:42AM

  Been there done that, haven't we all?

JamesJM116April 18, 2017 12:01PM

  Same here at work..

sstrams125April 18, 2017 12:36PM

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

73Ram120April 18, 2017 01:51PM

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

ferragamo79107April 19, 2017 05:45PM

  A package like those Chinese Puzzle boxes...

JamesJM128April 20, 2017 01:28PM

  We must take the same BP meds...

sstrams97April 20, 2017 02:17PM

  Brother in arms, sst....

JamesJM142April 20, 2017 02:51PM

  I managed to get it open twice..

sstrams150April 20, 2017 04:38PM