Re: Smack the box and lid a few tines with a hammer?
Reminds me of the time my wife came home with a Christmas tree a few inches too tall for our hallway. I wandered off to the garage to get a suitable saw, only to amble back in and find Mrs Skint brandishing her secateurs, about to lop off the top 12" of tree.
This is up there in the Skint family annals with the tale of the sprouts she boiled without water that same Christmas.
Neither of us drink these days. Life is so much more predictable without the gin.