There are two kinds of people in the world: People who pop bubble wrap bubble by bubble and people who take the whole sheet and twist it for the machine gun-style pop. Unfortunately, both of those groups are about to become extinct because the new bubble wrap isn't going to pop at all.
Take a moment to let that sink in...
This is officially the worst. Half the time, when you get gifts from people, the bubble wrap is better than the gift itself. Now, what do we have to look forward to when we open that box from our relatives that we never see?
We've already gone through the denial phase of this news and we've been forced to accept that it is, indeed, a reality. Our next move is going to be to gather up all of the bubble wrap we can possibly find and hoard it.
While we can all identify with the devastation this situation has caused, Sealed Air, the company that makes the bubble wrap actually had a logical reason for killing our fun. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new stuff (called iBubble Wrap) will be sold in flat sheets and will be inflated by the shippers, instead of being shipped to the shippers already puffed up, which can be expensive and cumbersome.
R.I.P. Sweet, sealed pockets of stress release.