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"Open #&%" sez me!

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Nancy Leson
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Seattle Times

The fold out spout that doesn't.  The pull-ring that pops off so violently it spews the carton's contents all over your hands, the counter and your new pants.  Little foil closure tabs  so absurdly tiny they'd make Tinkerbell look ham-handed. 

We cover them all and more in this week's Food for Thought.

I can't help but wonder:  Was that carton  designed as a prank?  Does its hidden camera You Tube me as I tear at the cardboard with my fingernails? 

Well things could be worse.  While the can was first invented in 1810 it wasn't until 1858 that the first dedicated can opener was patented.  Read all about it here.

Any wrap-rage packaging you'd like to tell us about?  Got a clever trick for opening stuff?  Please share below. 

"Expectation is the mother of all frustration."

– Antonio Banderas

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.