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That’s a nice way to express the frustration that you might feel when opening these “clamshell” packages.  These packages that seem to mock you as you attempt to find their weaknesses.  Scissors?  No worries.  The sharp edges turn into weapons in seconds.  Knives?  Ha.  Say goodbye to the product the package is protecting.  Mere brute strength?  Think again.  These things will put any ironman to shame.

But, Real Simple has the solution.  A hand-held can opener.  Genius.  Simply clamp the opener on the top-right of the package, make sure it’s clamped appropriately, and cut your newly purchased product free. 

The days of cussing plastic while bandaging your cuts are over.  It’s time to celebrate with a trip to the electronics store nearest you.  :)