Dave, I always opened my presents first. How did you know? I was always very carefull. By the way, I also like to take the chocolates out of those nice gift boxes, turn them over and poke my finger in the bottom to see what is inside. Of course , I would then carefully replace the ones that I did not want to eat. When cheese balls covered with nuts were at a buffet in our home I would inspect them before the party. Th best way to do that is to turn them over and eat some of the cheese from the bottom of the ball and then replace it on the table with hole facing down.