Saturday, October 26, 2013

Frustrated Human--1, Safety Cap--0 (6WS)



one screwdriver, two ratchet wrenches,  two letter openers,  a wicked looking leather awl, and a seriously sharp steak knife later...the cap, by the way, is supposed to look like that,  it looks pretty in the store but you just can't get enough "push down" to make the "turn" work.  what it really needed was a five year old.   



15 comments:

  1. Oh don't! I'm totally inept at those. Reduced to tears or kicking something :)

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  2. oh i dont give up easily. The cap is angled just enough to make it impossible to open. My husband tried for five minutes, couldnt get enough purchase on it to do a thing. This bottle goes to the recycle bin.
    It also helps to write to the company involved and suggest strongly that the handy safety cap is neither handy nor safe, if you have to use pointed implements to open it...

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  3. As I get older and weaker, the childproof lids get harder to get off. However no matter how bad I hate them, my memory goes back to one night when I was in an emergency room I heard a child screaming. He had got in the cabinet under the sink and dosed himself with bleach. The DR. and nurses left me and went to his aid. I still wonder if they were able to save his eyes. Vice grips work good on the lids.

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  4. I can't laugh, but I'm smiling, been there oh too many times. Yep, one must keep a child close at hand for these very moments in life! Yikes!

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  5. harvey, i hear you. But why force adults with no kids to go through this? If I had kids the dangerous stuff would be locked away or on a high shelf. period.

    I have two vise grips, Harvey, neither of them could quite reach around the lid. These lids, after all, are made oversized so we can get a better purchase on them. Yes indeed. The problem is, the cover is tilted. You just cant push down with enough force without knocking the bottle over. even with vise grips, the angle is awkward. But the steak knife worked very well.

    Karen, it does get silly, doesn't. Like those medicines that are 'safety sealed for protection) and only your five year old granddaughter has the grip to open them...or the white on grey warnings about your meds. Please.

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  6. I think it is a great idea to write the company, I just have a feeling they will send you a coupon for a free bottle... :)

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  7. good thought, Tonya, but it does seem silly to expect a coupon for a product you dont like and don't want...=)

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  8. this is where my hand dandy electric saw would come into play. After my hammer and chisel failed, that is.

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  9. Then I'd go off and bang loudly on my hapi drum just to restore my equilibrium.

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  10. I often feel the need to rent a ten-year-old when I'm having trouble with lids or with my computer. . .

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  11. yes I did, Boud. It works wonders.
    and there are days when I seem to be doing the heavy lifting around here and I thihk, "Rent a kid" what a great idea. One with a strong back, a willingness to take direction, and not answer back. Perfect.

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  12. What a silly safety lid!

    My 6ws is here: http://mlissabeth.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/six-word-saturday1026/

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  13. Oh lol you are ever so right - the caps aren't childproof they're adult proof!
    dropping by from 6ws

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  14. Hi, Suzy; you're absolutely right about that. The way most caps are structured now (push down and turn) is exactly the way very small children try to open containers. Thats why they're so handy to have around.
    The PeptoBismol bottle (Squeeze two nearly invisible squeezy points and turn) has defeated me more than once. Now I take the stuff out of the original bottle and put it in a more accessible one. Once I can hack the top off, that is.

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