Dear Toy Manufacturers:
I understand you want your toys to look their best. All the parts need to be positioned correctly, you don’t want pieces sliding around during shipment, yada yada yada.
But REALLY: What is up with the kajillion twisty ties?! Especially after you’ve wrapped each individual piece in heavy duty plastic?!?!
I suppose I could complain about how the twisty ties pose choking hazards to my toddler and cat. Or, I could complain about the environmental impact that all that plastic will make in the landfills. But instead, I’m going to complain about the impact on my poor fingers.
Have you ever had an over-eager, whiney toddler grabbing at an exciting new toy while you try to undo 10,000 twisty ties? No? I can tell, because you FRENCH BRAID them together. Is that truly necessary? And, uh, the wheels on that school bus aren’t going anywhere, so they don’t need to be wrapped in ties. Having Marfan does give me the advantageous of having flexible fingers, but I feel for those stubby-fingered citizens of the world, like my dear husband (we affectionately say he has Hobbit Hands).
All of our lives would be easier if you just used one twisty tie per item. Each piece to the toy would stay in place during shipping and my fingers would be much happier. Thank you for your consideration,