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LJ Crew

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« on: August 12, 2019, 09:19:40 am »

If you are prescribed tablets to calm you down, and reduce your blood pressure, why do they make the boxes so hard to open?
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 09:36:29 am »

Easy answer a big hammer. I have say trying to open plastic packing is a nightmare I normally have to resort to the Stanley knife.

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 09:45:45 am »

Easy answer a big hammer. I have say trying to open plastic packing is a nightmare I normally have to resort to the Stanley knife.

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 10:34:09 am »

Itís not just restricted to tablets either!


Some of the aircraft spares we received came in a big plastic bag (easy to open), a paper bag (easy to open) and finally a plastic vinyl bag (we had to use our teeth to rip it open!!! It was that tough!) and we had six of them to fit! %%
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 09:02:01 pm »

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Some of the aircraft spares we received came in a big plastic bag (easy to open), a paper bag (easy to open) and finally a plastic vinyl bag (we had to use our teeth to rip it open!!! It was that tough!) and we had six of them to fit! %%

My mother used to have a fit when I was young and she saw me tearing things with my teeth.

....Beware of doing it when you're older though!  I was on a job a cpl of years ago and tore a plastic bag of pipe fittings open.  A teeny-tiny bit of the bag stuck on that little dangly bit at the back of my mouth.  I hacked and choked before throwing up half blue, it was only a tiny bit of the bag, smaller than a pea!  Don't trust anyone around you to recognise anyone choking!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 09:31:46 pm »

My mother used to have a fit when I was young and she saw me tearing things with my teeth.

....Beware of doing it when you're older though!  I was on a job a cpl of years ago and tore a plastic bag of pipe fittings open.  A teeny-tiny bit of the bag stuck on that little dangly bit at the back of my mouth.  I hacked and choked before throwing up half blue, it was only a tiny bit of the bag, smaller than a pea!  Don't trust anyone around you to recognise anyone choking!


Mate had a reportable incident on site due to someone trying to open a bag with their teeth !!! - paperwork was a killer.

PS Dangly bit at back of mouth - uvula
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:09:59 pm »

I always called a tonsil - but what do I know  %)
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 10:51:15 pm »

Tonsils are the big balls on either side at the very back of your teeth-ish?  The bits that docs have no sympathy with these days.

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 12:01:52 am »

Using teeth on plastic!!  <*< .......not any more with my teeth.......those little plastic bags of Cookies or a single sandwich when flying Qantas cattle class are impossible to open even at the sign or words,......tear>>>>......or... <<<<open


Most embarrassing to ask the young Lady in the next seat if she could help, so I always carry a plastic pen in my jacket to pierce the package


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Re: Tablets
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 12:21:30 am »

What gets me is the tablets in a plastic film that when I finally get the film pack open, the tablet pops out never to be seen again
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 08:25:41 am »

What gets me is the tablets in a plastic film that when I finally get the film pack open, the tablet pops out never to be seen again
Yes, that invisible eject mechanism is pure evil.  I bet the boss of the guy who invented it had a really fancy chair and a white cat.
Sometimes the mechanism fails and hacks the pill down to powder.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 12:09:42 pm »

Why is it that when opening a box of tablets it's always the end with the patient notes folded over ?I now mark my tablet boxes with a marker pen.
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 01:54:24 pm »

Why is it that when opening a box of tablets it's always the end with the patient notes folded over ?I now mark my tablet boxes with a marker pen.
Why not just put the notes into the opposite end?  %%
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 02:30:39 pm »

Why not just put the notes into the opposite end?  %%
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Some boxes open both ends and look the same at either end.When marked with a 'blob' it's quicker to pick up the box, and simply open end with black 'blob'.Mornings are too much hassle without any mental three dimensional box orientation required. ;D

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 03:33:08 pm »

I'm on 3 tablets a day and self administered injections until I expire - therefore I thought I'd be clever and buy a snazzy weekly pill organizer box, the type with 7 trap doors - great idea, thinks I !

Once wrestled out of of the box, I cut my tablets off the plastic backing carrier with scissors and place them in individual daily compartments - works a treat !!

Collected my latest batch of tablets and the dreaded packaging's changed - now requires a scalpel to cut down the hair-line gaps between vac formed bubbles containing the tablets, then the new plastic bubble is too big to fit in my nice pill organizer -
there's progress !!!

While we're on the subject -
what about the little plastic snappy devices that are supposed to cut your tablets in half !??  Paul
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 03:44:16 pm »

Some boxes open both ends and look the same at either end.When marked with a 'blob' it's quicker to pick up the box, and simply open end with black 'blob'.Mornings are too much hassle without any mental three dimensional box orientation required. ;D
Ah! But how do you remember whether the blob indicates the end with the notes or the end without them?? I'm with Mr Zippy ref the pill organiser.......and I chuck the notes away as soon as I've opened the box. Read them?? Nah! I'm waiting until they release them on DVD...... :kiss:
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Re: Tablets
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 03:54:48 pm »

Watching all your posts with problems opening pill boxes final solution stop taking them. It would solve all your problems and save your b/p from going sky high only kidding.

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 04:18:00 pm »

The notes all say the same:

'This medication may cause innumerable side effects of increasing toxicity up to and occasionally exceeding immediate death.'

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 04:31:25 pm »

At the onset of death, contact your doctor  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 04:40:23 pm »

You will be lucky these days. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Tablets
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 04:48:20 pm »

Press enough buttons as instructed by
the answer phone and you will get the
Number for the nearest undertakers.


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Re: Tablets
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 05:11:12 pm »

My Interferon side effects are hilarious - the destructions state "medication can cause suicidal tendencies, actual suicides and a danger to other people" - wonderful !
Next time I'm down the lake I'll be running amok chucking everyones trannies in the drink !!  Paul
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