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Better child-proofing than poison bottles
on July 23, 2015
I really wanted to like this bottle. It was recommended to me as particularly awesome for someone who needs to stay hydrated (and right now, boy do I ever need to). It arrived in one piece, and aside from a minor difficulty at first getting the infuser out, it looked awesome. Until this morning, when I went to use it for the first time.
I filled it with water and put the infuser in but without any fruit, as a busy person on the go might, and ran off to drive 40 miles to a doctor appointment. Once on the highway, I went to flip open the lid - and the lid failed to open. While going 60 miles an hour on a busy highway isn't the greatest time to find this out! I tried again - still nothing. I do not admit to taking both hands off the wheel on a straightaway to try and fail at opening it, but I will say that by the time I hit the 70 mile an hour speed zone, I had still failed to open this bottle. Eventually I put it between both thighs and squeezed it in place as hard as I could while attacking the flip-top lid with my left hand as savagely as possible, praying to the traffic gods that my distracted attention would not be too noticeable to passersby or police officers, and my prayers were heeded - well, somewhat. The lid abruptly popped open and I was able to drink from it successfully, having made a human fingernail sacrifice (which itself may or may not have been accompanied by profane language).
I was by this time afraid to close the darn thing again, but I inadvertently did when getting out of my car in the doctor's parking lot; it bumped the door. In despair, I asked the nice people in the doctor's office to take a try at opening it. Nobody could. There was talk of breaking out tools, and sharp objects were eyed contemplatively, but ultimately it took another thumbnail sacrifice (not mine this time) before the bottle would open again.
It is sitting on my countertop currently awaiting its fate. If my husband can't get it open, and potentially figure out a way to rig it to open and close when desired, it is ultimately headed for the trash, where I wish the denizens of the dump much joy in trying to get it to function. Better them than me.