Wednesday 23 February 2005


I'm eating some chicken & bacon pate just now, and it's really not bad, but it took me about five minutes to open the bloody pack. I had to use an axe in the end. (Well, no, I didn't.) What is it with modern packaging design? Every time we figure out how to open something, the designers up the stakes with a new type of impregnable shrink wrap that can only be opened by steam power. You'd think, having gone to the trouble of making good pate and selling it to me, they'd let me eat it.

Before long, products will be sold in their own little safes, and you'll need a ten-digit code to open the bastards.

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