Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Easy Open Bottles?

I've been taking Aleve for a year or so now. One of the things that Aleve's manufacturers tout is their new "easy open bottle caps".

HUMPH! Either I'm really uncoordinated or my arthritic fingers aren't suited to easy open. It took me a long time to realize that you have to turn the cap and free it first. Then you have to press in two tabs and twist the cap off. I don't know about you, but I don't have enough working fingers to hold in the two tabs and then twist the cap without the bottle slipping to the ground and spilling all over the floor.

Once I get a new bottle open, it's easier after that. The first twist and open is a real pain though!

I sometimes wonder if these so called ergonomic ideas are ever tested on the people who could benefit from them. It seems like the whole press and hold thing is more difficult than the "push in and turn" method of old pill bottles.

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