Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that opening jars has never been my strong suit. Slippery lids always seem to evade my grasp, and my lateral wrist strength isn’t great. So there’s that.
But I really should have been able to open this plastic bottle of gummy vitamin C tablets. The problem, it appears, is that there’s a fault in the child-prevention lid–no matter how much I pressed and turned, I simply could not open the bottle.
In the end, I gave up. Bottle 1, Jamey 0.
What the bottle didn’t know, however, is that there are other ways through plastic. Like knives. I avoided cutting off any limbs while stabbing my way through the bottle.
It’s not the ideal solution, but a man’s gotta get his vitamin C (my winter fruit of choice has been apples, so I’m missing out on the big C). To this day I still don’t know it the bottle wouldn’t open because of some fault in me or the lid itself, but at least I found a way in.
Have you ever been unable to open a bottle? What was your solution?