Goo! Just ruined my day…
I have long questioned wrapping paper companies on their apparently “strategic” decision to seal up a roll with a piece of tape. How does putting tape onto paper make any sense? Have they never heard of string….or rubber bands….or maybe even a different type of adhesive material that won’t cause me to destroy the roll of wrapping paper while I’m trying to open it?
My latest frustration has been with companies producing plastic binders. In my line of work I see a lot of these binders come and go, and whenever a new one falls into my lap I am blessed with the opportunity to remove the god forsaken stickers that these companies chose to stick all over the vinyl. I know that they know that these will never be removed without leaving a sticky residue that will successfully collect every piece of debris in our office and therefore completely destroy the perfectly designed insert I created for the reports cover (*inhale*).
In the case of wrapping paper, I get the strategy. If they seal it with tape they are therefore forcing me to destroy at least the first six inches of wrapping paper, which means overall consumption for them is likely to rise. That’s right America, the wrapping paper industry is conspiring against us. Kind of like how all shampoo says “rinse and repeat, if desired”, helloooo, no one needs to shampoo twice, they just want you to use twice as much. But my brilliant conspiracies aside, I have yet to figure out the strategy behind the binder companies, give me a minute and I’m sure I will think of something.
Thanks for following along (or attempting to follow along) with me on my rant, I had to get that wrapping paper stuff out there since the holiday season is upon us. I’m extremely interested in knowing what type of packaging or labeling irks you and what awesome remedies you’ve discovered to remove that goo, get that tape off without tearing…or how about someone that knows how to get into things sealed in that hard plastic that doesn’t involve explosives?