The childproof packaging on American medication does my head in.
I'm too used to Australian blister packs, where it's easy
to push the tablets through a layer of foil. Done.
American blister packs are a little more difficult to open.
To the untrained eye, they look the same.
The fact that scissors are mentioned in the instructions
should be warning of the frustration level involved.
You see, in addition to the foil, there is a layer of thick paper.
Impossible to just 'pop' the tablets through.
In theory, the paper is supposed to peel away first,
leaving just the foil. Easy.
In my time here, though, I've yet to have this happen.
Scissors are always required, and the pack ends up a mangled mess.
So annoying if I need to pop some of these when I'm out and about.
It's not like I carry scissors on me.
I needed to pop some of these today, and had the brilliant idea
of documenting just how ridiculous it is.
I should have known - Murphy's Law.
The pack opened for me in a way it's never done before.
I was gobsmacked.
I threw away the empty packaging, put the camera back,
and grabbed some water to swallow the tablets with...
...only there were no tablets on the table.
I searched everywhere.
They were in the bin, on top of the coffee grounds.
Nice one, MJ.
You can probably guess that in my sneezing foggy haze,
with genuine surprise thrown into the mix,
I'd accidentally thrown out the proverbial baby with the bath water.
I won't combine medication and blogging again...