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Or is it just me?



Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice - pull down your pants and slide on the ice.
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Or is it just me?


Just you.

But I worked in shipping products for a few businesses, so there was an expectation that the product not arrive looking like ass. Just takes a modicum of effort.

Hold the package tightly shut. If it’s a box you’re taping shut, compress the sides so that the edges of any seam you’re trying to tape shut are tightly pressed together and then tape with no slack.
If you can put a condom on, you can properly package any parcel for shipping. Christmas wrapping is only slightly more complicated. It just takes the proper amount of effort is all. Anything short of that is you excusing yourself... which I have done. Wink
 
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It takes a little effort, and it helps if you are willing to do it a few times to figure out some tricks, what type of corner/end wrap works best for you, etc. Of course, if you go with the standard “selective incompetence,” you can probably get your spouse to do it for you, and there is nothing wrong with that unless it is her present... Smile
 
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Take the cannoli.
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Women will love a nice gift even if it’s wrapped in newspaper.
 
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It takes a little effort, and it helps if you are willing to do it a few times to figure out some tricks, what type of corner/end wrap works best for you, etc. Of course, if you go with the standard “selective incompetence,” you can probably get your spouse to do it for you, and there is nothing wrong with that unless it is her present... Smile

Yep - I was wrapping her presents.



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I would speculate that you might be in a hurry when you attempt to wrap.

Back in high school the store at which I worked would sometimes pull some of us (Belks retail sales) off the floor to help wrap Christmas presents.

(I actually enjoyed it on occasion and it gave me a chance to bleed off some OCD). I probably would not have wanted to do it all day, I admit.

But P220 Smudge is right. Tight is the trick and take your time.
 
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My gift wrapping looks like someone wadded up paper around something and went to taping. At least no ones opening them to peak! They could never replicate my work.
 
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Use Duct Tape. 100% man friendly. It may take multiple rolls, depending on the package size.
 
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Use Duct Tape. 100% man friendly. It may take multiple rolls, depending on the package size.
Oh man that tickled... Big Grin. I can wrap gifts like a professional. I even crease all the square edges. Everything comes out even and perfect.
 
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I been seeing a TV commercial where a guy is looking into the camera while wrapping a gift. The F'n paper is barely around the package and hes laying the Scotch tape on in all manners, so long as it sticks. The way he snaps off that tape from the roll is hilarious... Big Grin
 
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Or is it just me?
Go to the kitchen and fetch the Reynolds Wrap... Big Grin
 
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It's who we are, well most of us.. Smile



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I'm actually fairly good at wrapping gifts. Not something I get to do much of these days, though--no one to buy for.

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When they ask me, "Paper or plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual."
 
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Use duct tape.

They got your gift, now make them work when they unwrap it.


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If you do use Duct Tape, keep a sharp knife around during opening time. It'll keep her from becoming too pissed off with you before she finds her new diamond necklace.
 
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I can do it great if I want to... but hey... it's getting torn right off anyway, right?




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My dad didn’t just wrap a present, he engineered the Christmas wrap, and he printed out the “to/from” tag like it was a White House invitation. One of THE most important roles of a father is to remind his son(s), over and over, that “any job worth doing, is worth doing right.”

My Christmas packages are likewise, perfection


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I'm ham fisted when it comes to wrapping gifts.
I am especially bad if the gift has an odd shape to it.

Oh well.
A little clear tape and some patches to cover torn areas after wrapping does the trick.


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I can buy my wife a small present that comes in a little square box and by the time I’m done wrapping, you’d swear I wrapped a fully assembled kite. Needless to say, I take advantage of free in-store wrapping whenever possible.
 
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When I was in high school and college I worked for a independent pharmacy, they had a large gift section as well as a bunch of small appliances. During the holiday season we stayed were busy. I was often pulled to gift wrap due to my speed and the clean look of my wrapping, it’s not hard if you watch what you are doing.
 
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