The tricky business of opening bottle caps and tube capsAre you an expert at opening the caps of tiny tubes of ointments and the caps of bottles? I feel it is one of those skill-based work that requires some expertise. Many bottles are pretty easy to open with just a twist of the cap, while others may require you to use the knife to break those tiny vertical seals that join the cap to the plastic circular ring that is just below it. In the case of an ointment, you can open the main plastic cap easily by turning it, but below it is the metallic seal. This requires some gentleness to open as otherwise, the contents might just pop out. However, there are some exceptions that have these caps/lids that annoy you no end.
Take the example of the bottle of til oil in the image below.
The main cap is a red one that I just need to turn and open. Below is the white additional cap that you can see. This has a loop through which you pass your finger and have to pull upwards to raise the white seal and open the bottle fully. Now the tricky thing is that each and every time I have pulled the loop, it breaks! So then follow the knife treatment, trying to slide it below the point of the loop that is wedged in and sort of slicing it around to create the opening for the oil to be poured out.
How skilled are you at this tricky work?