Okay, so I have to ask. Am I the only person in the world who finds it almost impossibly difficult, getting the packaging off new CD's? First there's the plastic, which sticks to your fingers with static electricity, so that even if you can get it off, you can't put it down. And then there's the sticky stuff, which I often forget to peel off, and thus spend a few minutes cursing and trying to just yank open the CD case before I remember that there's a second step. Makes me feel like a five-year-old -- all thumbs.
The CD's in question were, by the way:
- Trout Fishing in America: Infinity
- Christine Lavin: Getting in Touch with My Inner Bitch
- Dar Williams: Out There Live
- Loreena McKennitt: The Mask and the Mirror
My reward for going to the dentist yesterday, and my incentive for keeping my butt in my chair, reading, for the next two weeks, instead of wandering over to the dangerous tv set. I hardly ever buy new CD's, so it's a real treat when I let myself do so. Of course, that also means that I've invariably forgotten how to open them in the intervening months...