Don't even get me started on this subject. My hands are my worst problem between the arthritis and fibro so nothing is easy anymore when it comes to my hands. I bought a pair of Black and Decker electric shears to open those darn plastic packages. I have to get a knife or have DH open DVDs, I know they are concerned about people stealing them but by the time I get one opened I'm too tired to watch it. I have these squeezy things you can put on toothpaste to get it all out but it hurts my hands to put the things on so I put the tube on the counter and take a butter knife to push it to the opening. When they had metal tubes you could roll them up but the plastic ones don't do that.
Most of my pill bottles you can turn the tops over to make them not child proof but sometimes I have to have DH open them the first time so I can do that. When I go shopping to buy tylenol, vitamins or anything that has to be opened I sit it all on the counter for DH to open before I put it away. If I lived by myself I would have to have one of the neighbors to come open everything for me.
I try to buy pump bottles of soap and stuff or I will save pump bottles to put stuff in cause squeezing any kind of bottle is hard for me.
My biggest pet peeve is cashiers that do not put your bags in your cart for you without being asked. By the time I shop and put stuff in the cart and take the stuff out of the cart to put it on the belt my hands have had it so when the cashier leaves my bags on the thingy for me to put in my cart it does not make me happy and I will ask if they can put them in the cart for me cause I have bad hands. Maybe it's just me but I think that is part of their job.
We do not live in a hand friendly world.
luv and hugs
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