Thank God for my Leatherman Wave

Ah…. Christmas morning.

The sounds of children tearing into wrapping paper as they open their gifts.

That’s the easy part.

The hard part is Dad having to tear through all the packaging to actually extract the toy. 🙂

I am so thankful for my Leatherman Wave. Knives for cutting out packaging. Pliers and wire cutters for removing those !*%@ing twist tie-downs. Screwdrivers to open and close battery compartments.

For my Leatherman Wave, I am thankful. 🙂

Merry Christmas, y’all.

4 thoughts on “Thank God for my Leatherman Wave

  1. Amazon.com’s Frustration Free packaging is a great step towards solving their problem. Since Amazon products don’t need to maintain a “Shelf Presence” or be excessively bulky to deter shoplifting they encourage their suppliers to put stuff in rectangular cardboard boxes.

    My Amazon Kindle was packaged in a nice rectangular cardboard box. I didn’t need a utility knife to get into an electronic gizmo for the first time in years.

    One of Wendy’s friends here got a small Barbie Jeep. Inwardly I groaned because Barbie crap is among the worst offenders of the impossible to remove from packaging toys. However, this one was different. It was held to the box by three 90° twist screws… and nothing else. The thing was rolling around seconds after opening the box. I was shocked and amazed. Usually there’s enough stuff tying Barbie down that she looks like Heavy Bondage Barbie.

    Peter

    ps. My xBox Red Ring o’ Deathed on Christmas morning. I swear, I’m going to crap in the thing and mail it back to Microsoft.

    • That’s awesome for amazon to do. Thanx for pointing it out… I’ll have to consider that in the future.

      And the Xbox… no sympathy here. I mean, it’s a Microsoft product after all. 😉

      • Yeah, the xbox wasn’t really a surprise. It just burns me up that my Intellivision from 1986 still works, but I’m soon to be on my 3rd xbox 360.

        I treated that 360 like it was made from nitroglycerine eggshells. It lived a climate controlled life of luxury in a closet 100 times the volume of most entertainment center cabinets. It sipped top shelf electricity from a UPS the size and weight of a stack of bricks. It lived A World Apart from dust, cat fur, and kids.

        … and it betrayed me! On Chirstmas!

        CHRISTMAS!!!!

        • They just don’t build ’em like they used to, you old fart. 🙂

          Maybe this is some sort of cosmic message to you.

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