Friday, May 22, 2009
Savoring My Swingline
This might expose the very depths of my nerdliness, but I got myself a special reward today for completing my sixth graduate school English course. It's a red Swingline stapler, gorgeous and heavy as a murder weapon.
What people who don't always use staplers might not realize is that the average stapler today is a cheap piece of crap. It lasts maybe a year and then it jams closed, or loses springs, or simply passes away in the night, never to provide its one function again. (By cheap I mean cheaply made; all staplers are more expensive than they should be).
But while I was out seeking graduation gifts I saw this red beauty and the sign that said "half off" and decided that this would be the trophy I presented myself.
Meanwhile I'm looking for things to staple, so if you have a stack of papers, drop on by. :)