I’m so excited, my time machine has finally been delivered! I go to open the sturdy box and find a combination lock keeping it closed. What the…?

A much older version of me strides in the front door. “Here, you’ll need this.” I am handed a sticky note with an eight-digit code, then Older Me walks out again.

How many years did it take me to get into this box the first time?

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ht @s0 for the original idea, who bought a hobby knife that came in impenetrable packaging.

@FutzleFiction @s0
I'm waiting for SpaceX to offer a service where you can stick impossible-to-open packages in the otherwise empty space in the interstage. That flaming descent should do a great job of burning the packaging off of pretty much anything.

Of course, it would also do a good job of scattering the liberated items across the ocean :(

Ya, ya, it might be worth it anyway. At least that way the package won't win.

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