Why do they?

I’m thinking of starting a collection of sorts. It may become a new tab on my blog. It would be called “Why do they?” and I’m thinking its first entry will be something like this.

Why do they package band-aids in such a way that it is impossible to extricate one when you need it? What body part is most likely to need a band-aid suddenly? A finger, of course. But when one’s finger is bleeding all over the place, and you have to access a band-aid with something less than two full hands, (A) you can’t separate the two little paper tabs to even get to the thing, (B) once you do get the paper off – probably by biting, ripping, and/or saying words that are not fit to print – you can’t peel back the little waxed paper tabs, and (C) should you ever get those waxed paper tabs out of the way, you can’t lay the band-aid down flat because it will stick to your finger. . . so you will have to hold it down with some other body part in order to lift your finger. . . but then with the band-aid stuck to your other body part, you will have to use your free (hopefully not bleeding) finger to get it off your other body part. . . and this process will continue ad infinitum while your sliced finger bleeds all over Kingdom Come!

Really, who designs this stuff? Because really, who ever casually goes to the band-aid box with both hands and all ten fingers free just because it occurs to them that today would be a nice day to leisurely apply a band-aid to some portion of their body? “Not I,” said the Little Red Hen Perky Pelican.



1 Response to “Why do they?”

  1. 1 servantofthesecretfire April 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Ah, you sound like an industrial psychology major! 😉

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