brand new = still shrink wrapped. low blood sugar + shrink wrapped glucose tablets = not a good combination.
not only were they shrink wrapped, they had this fun little advertising booklet on top of the bottle, asking me if i was prepared. oh yes, i am prepared! yay me! i'm low and have grape (aka delicious) glucose tablets! score! let me take you step by step through what happened.
i tried to pull back the top of the shrink wrap using the perforated holes on top ... oh wait, i couldn't GET to the top edge of the shrink wrap because it was UNDER the awesome booklet asking me if i was prepared.
after i got the
oh YAY! the safety seal. so glad they have that seal. with the stupid piece of thin plastic that you are supposed to stand up straight and pull - and the rest of the seal is supposed to just magically come off with it, right? NOT WHAT HAPPENS. my shaking-low-blood-sugar-hands were NOT cooperating. the damn thing wouldn't budge.
i took my keys and stabbed the seal. not once, twice or even three times. it took FOUR. KEY. STABS. to get a hole in the damn seal. then i had to try to rip a hole big enough to get a tab out. i was so annoyed.
really walgreens? do we need that many safety seals? NOT HELPFUL in me being prepared for my low blood sugar. yeah, i could have had it already opened and ready to go, but let's be honest. who really does that right when they buy a bottle? (if you do, i don't want to hear about it. consider this your gold star!)
of course i took a picture!
good thing they were grape.