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KingExplosionMurder
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06 Dec 2018, 5:32 pm

I’ve always been really crap at opening things like cereal boxes and end up just ripping the tops off. It’s so bad that my family knows I opened something because of how badly it’s opened :lol:
Anybody else horrible at opening things? Or is this just a me issue?



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06 Dec 2018, 5:33 pm

Yes! I have good moments, but I will avoid opening a lot of things in front of other people. Especially chip bags, though fortunately I very rarely eat potato ships or snacks like that. I can mangle some cereal bags, though.


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06 Dec 2018, 6:07 pm

I usually open things in a rush, I don't know why.


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06 Dec 2018, 8:48 pm

Dexterity problems seems to be common in autism.



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06 Dec 2018, 9:08 pm

Yes!! I always mess up boxes when I try to open them. And also trying to pull foil or cling wrap off of a roll. I completely mess the whole roll up. :|



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06 Dec 2018, 9:12 pm

I'm horrible at opening letters. I end up ripping them on the side usually. I have bad fine motor-skills & a tremor disorder that acts up when doing things with fine motor-skills.


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06 Dec 2018, 9:39 pm

A sidenote: opening an envelope is also very annoying



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06 Dec 2018, 9:40 pm

KingExplosionMurder wrote:
hannahjrob wrote:
Yes!! I always mess up boxes when I try to open them. And also trying to pull foil or cling wrap off of a roll. I completely mess the whole roll up. :|



I do the exact same thing with cling film and foil. I’ll try and cut off the rolled up parts to no avail and the whole thing ends up becoming a bigger mess. :lol:



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06 Dec 2018, 10:08 pm

Opening cardboard milk or juice cartons. The edges get so torn and bent that I spill all over. And cling wrap for sure! If I do manage to get a piece torn off the roll I manage to crumple it up and make it unusable.



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06 Dec 2018, 10:23 pm

I use scissors when necessary to open bags.



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06 Dec 2018, 10:29 pm

BTDT wrote:
I use scissors when necessary to open bags.
I do that too but I also use a box-cutter to open boxes or other things scissors won't cut well. I worked in retail so I used box-cutters a lot for things like that.


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06 Dec 2018, 11:56 pm

nick007 wrote:
BTDT wrote:
I use scissors when necessary to open bags.
I do that too but I also use a box-cutter to open boxes or other things scissors won't cut well. I worked in retail so I used box-cutters a lot for things like that.


Ditto, box cutters are very useful.


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07 Dec 2018, 6:34 am

That's why I own about 12 pocket knives (with scissors). :D I also give pocket knife to everyone as gift.

My hands are very good, capable of very delicate works, but I have never managed to open a letter or box quite right. I do know that my fingers are not very strong compared to most people's, even though my arms are quite strong. I think I just inherited very weak fingers. They look quite nice, though. :)


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07 Dec 2018, 10:05 am

When I try to open things, it looks as though the cat shredded them.