Everything we buy or get in the mail these days has gotten harder and harder to open even mailing envelopes. I can't be the only one who thinks this. Everything from bag of something from the store, the "tear here" botch all on so many items. Just try to open a bag of cereal without having cereal fly all over the floor.
I know it isn't just my cranky age because our 7 year old grandson asked me to help him open a popsicle the other day and these things are made for kids! And, now all of a sudden everything non food has been attached to their boxes using those nasty cable ties. Toys are hooked to the inside of their boxes with myriad of these cable ties put on so tightly there is no room to cut them off. Not only toys, though, are using these cable ties. I've found them in the most innocuous products. Tools, health care products, cleaning products and on and on.
Gone are twist ties, hello you devil cable ties.
The clam shells have always been the worst but now every darn thing has been made to need a tool to open.