Push here, then tear upwards

Okay, does it EVER work for ANYONE to "press flap in here" on boxes?  I don't think I've ever been able to simply "press" and have the box tear easily.  I'm always trying to do it in a desperate hurry (as my water is already boiling, or whatever), and after breaking off a couple fingernails trying to push the flap in, I end up stabbing it frantically with the scissors or a knife, ripping the box until it looks like it was torn into by a wild tiger.  All the boxes in my pantry look like this: 


  1. You're me! At least in regards to opening those maddening boxes. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

  2. Ummm. All I can think of is those little milk cartons you get with school lunch, and how I could never open them without getting these waxy shreds of box crossing the spout -

    Just go straight for the knife next time. I finally decided to do that when I turned about 40 - lower my expectations, ya know. Just resigned dealing -

  3. oh I hate those doggone things. They're always a disaster, and you're right, they hurt fingers!


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