Dec 11, 2007

"I Believe You Have My Stapler..."

A box of Swingline #35108 Standard Chisel Point staples holds 5000 staples. In my employment here as an office drone (they call me "Two of Three" in the collective) I have used up two full boxes of staples in the performance of my duties. That means I've used a stapler (a black Stanley Bostitch full-strip if you're curious) over 10,000 times now.

Why does that thought sicken me?

9 comments:

Joan of Argghh! said...

You poor dear. "Two of Three" cracked me up, however.

:o)

Vulgar Wizard said...

It's time for a new stapler?

meno said...

Yes, but how many of them collapsed or broke or went the wrong way, so it's probably only 5000 times.

Maggie said...

Its sickening because I'll bet not one of those documents you stapled had anything to do with a check for you. Would've been nice though eh?

"I'll burn this building down, that's what I'll do."

Irrelephant said...

Joan, I realllly feel like it at times. Ye gods I do.

VW, is time for a new outlook. *wink*

Meno, I was figuring that in, too, actually. What I didn't count is the other 5000 that I've used around the office in OTHER staplers. My stars and garters I need to get a life.

Maggie, you are utterly and completely correct. No money for the drone. Now where are my matches?

Scott from Oregon said...

Hmmmm... I wonder how many nails (and staples?) I HAVE SHOT through my various guns this year?

I bet you got nuttin' on me!

Irrelephant said...

Scott, you haven't been counting? Good lord, man, what's wrong wit' ya?

Jean said...

All that stapling has taken away some serious amounts of time from your train-spotting... and blogging! Not good!!

Irrelephant said...

Jean, tell me! I swear, if it was't for work I'd have SO much more fun.