To the maker of plastic twistie ties found on toys

(Spitting on ground) May you be cursed with the same bruises and abrasions you have brought upon the grown ups of this household in their attempt to undo your evil little twisty ties. (Patooey!)


Photo courtesy of Sarah Gilbert who has a great take on Wrap Rage

13 comments:

Angelina said...

Thank god someone has said something! I was going to write a post about the impossibility of enjoying new toys these days due to the extreme difficulty of getting them unscrewed and untied from their packaging. But now I don't have to!

Oh, The Joys said...

There is a special circle of hell just for the packagers of twist tied toys.

Anonymous said...

You know, the twist ties wouldn't be so bad, if they would just stop with a twist or two. But noooooo, they have to practically knot the things.

There is no joy like the one of your child standing over you for 15 minutes as you un-knot 23 twisties from a Littlest Pet Shop.

Lotta said...

Angelina - There is much more to vent about the crazy packaging of Christmas.

OTJ - Amen sister.

Anon - Hello! Next year I'm taking everything out of the package first. Maybe not opening them up so frantically will save my knuckles.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Ugh....I curse those little frickers too....

Heather said...

You are SO right! My son got a truck that is actually SCREWED into the box! It really makes NO sense! Why would a toy maker want to punish the parents! I mean, we are the ones who pay for the damn things! It is just wrong! I say, we start a protest!!!!!!

butterfly girl said...

I was just cursing these things today!

Jenifer said...

Ahhhhhhh... I hate those things. I was actually thinking on Christmas day as I was fighting with like the gazillionth one of the day, that i should post about how much I hate them....and you just reminded me :)

Katie J said...

Tickle Me Elmo became Torture My Mama.

Kimberly Sherrod said...

I always wonder about the poor worker in Taiwan who had to insert those wires, add the little plastic bars then tape it down, then run it through the cellophane shrink wrapper. Wonder if they wear gloves? It's wasteful and crazy and probably makes it cost a whole lot more!! Great post and link!! Hope you guys are feeling better. Family Guy just cracks me up! i felt bad for you but still had to laugh! sorry! Hope the family is well for New Year's!! Have a Happy! When does the weigh in start? :)kim

Jenny said...

Amen, sister.

Abra Leah said...

Oh my lord, I agree wholeheartedly. I loathe those little buggers. What I wonder is WHY does the happy health carebear need 6 of them? I mean, if someone is going to try to steal one, wouldn't they give up after fighting a losing battle to the first two? And, if they are going to steal it, wouldn't they just take the whole dang box?

Bee said...

I totally agree. The twisty tie for every tiny piece is insanity and so wasteful. Last year there were three Strawberry Shortcake toys that I pre-opened and de-tied before wrapping. That saved an hour of twisty tie hell on the day!
This year was surprisingly free of trouble with them.