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To want to shoot the Inventor of Wire Ties

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Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 09:41:56

... Seriously its a 2inch plastic peppa pig it really doesnt need a 100 okay about 4 wire ties and don't get me started on the SCREWED on to Cardboard toys. Dd's Barbie was welded taped and plastic stapled to death. Oh I know I'm being unseasonable by the way grin Merry Christmas to all of Mumsnet fsmile

GogoGobo Wed 25-Dec-13 15:51:24

YANBU, i will put my last tenner towards the hitman!
Can't type much more as my fingers are still bleeding from my earlier encounter with 3 million of them!

Twattyzombiebollocks Wed 25-Dec-13 15:49:39

While we are here please can we also have a Hitman for whoever decided that recessed screws for battery covers were a good idea? I mean a small recess is fine, but the ones that are an inch deep and so narrow you can't fit a standard screwdriver in are taking the piss

MostWicked Wed 25-Dec-13 15:39:26

Many years ago, when my kids were much younger, we used to open the packaging up and remove all these annoying ties, before wrapping the presents. Saved SO much aggro!

curlycat Wed 25-Dec-13 14:03:27

I thought my years of building and stickering till 2.00am were long gone as my dc are that bit older but let me tell you the build your own Jack Wills gift box just about caused WW3 at midnight last night!!

FutureNannyOgg Wed 25-Dec-13 13:24:59

We had one today that was attached with cable ties and screws, it was a xylophone, solid, no loose parts.

MiaowTheCat Wed 25-Dec-13 13:22:54

I keep saying I'm going to buy everyone who just had a baby nothing cute and fluffy and white - but a pack with scissors (for negotiating irritating packaging) and a tiny fiddly screwdriver (for battery compartments) and more batteries than the vibrator department in Ann Summers... you want a practical gift? This is the one that will be the most practical to get you through your parenting life!

Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 13:22:46

Ds just discovered a Thomas toy that got lost in the madness. Tied with rope to the cardboard box? didn't need any scissors though! grin

KateSpade Wed 25-Dec-13 12:39:09

The plastic, indestructible plugs arn't enough with those, oh no, their also lassoed on with plastic!

cornishcreamtea Wed 25-Dec-13 11:57:24

Surely in these modern times there is something much more effective and less time consuming than these atrocities? They drive me mad.

uselessinformation Wed 25-Dec-13 11:25:15

Tip for next year: take all of those things off before wrapping the present. It can then be opened and played with straight away. If it is a present that someone else has given to keep for Christmas, open to check.

SirSugar Wed 25-Dec-13 11:22:12

I'm not fond of the super stretchy almost invisible rubber bands that lacerate your fingers if you attempt to break them

MiaowTheCat Wed 25-Dec-13 11:20:09

Well we could crucify him using a combination of wire ties, plastic tags, screwed on bits of cardboard and shrink wrapped plastic.

The DDs got a mountain of Happyland - I swear they use similar packing techniques to secure bank vaults.

KateSpade Wed 25-Dec-13 11:18:56


Come across the happy land plastic plugs that attact all characters to the cardboard base! They are even to thick to snip with Scizzors! fangry

KateSpade Wed 25-Dec-13 11:17:25

I've been thinking the same thing all morning! I fact all packaging inventors! Their is no need.

Has anyone else come across the

shoofly Wed 25-Dec-13 11:14:11

Yanbu and there is a special place in hell for anyone who sees the need to put fireman sams engine into the box with Phillips head screws...

Oldraver Wed 25-Dec-13 10:29:03

I hate the bloody packaing ties...when DS was younger I used to snip them and unscrew the screws when they were used. He has lots of Imaginet=xt stuff and they usually use display boxes which mean they have to used these ties. I have also had trouble removing the moulded see through plastic that was stuck to the cardboard with what seemed like Superglu

Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 10:08:14

Didn't think of that FortyDoorsToNowhere blush. Was too busy cursing the inventor with an infestation of camel fleas grin

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 25-Dec-13 10:04:27

Use nail clippers smile

Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 09:59:35

weeblueberry fgrin

DameFanny Wed 25-Dec-13 09:58:51

Shooting would be too quick. There must be more suffering.

Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 09:57:49

Apologies for the spelling mistakes by the way. New keyboard on the phone means I can't see to proofread properly.

WoodBurnerBabe Wed 25-Dec-13 09:57:06

I'll chip in for the hit man...

Misspixietrix Wed 25-Dec-13 09:56:24

You know the plastic staple tag things that your clotheshave the llabel strattatched with? That's what Barbie was stapled to the cardboard with. Very carefu manoeuvreing needed not to chop half her hair off when seperating one from her head confused

ddubsgirl Wed 25-Dec-13 09:50:46

oh the Christmases I have spent wasted undoing them angry and bloody stickers that hav to put on stuff

weeblueberry Wed 25-Dec-13 09:44:43

Seems they're already dead grin

Your work is done!! Happy Christmas!!

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