Today is Fill Our Staplers Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Supporter

    Is there anything more annoying in this world than going to use a stapler, only to find it has run out of staples? Yes, yes there is. A huge number of things. However, that does not detract from the fact that it can be extremely annoying, especially if you are at work, under time pressure, and have no idea where the spare staples are held.

    Originally created by the Dull Men’s Club, Fill Our Staplers Day attempts to solve this super-serious problem. Occurring twice a year, the day encourages people, especially office workers, to refill their stapler, with a view to minimising the chances of a workplace crisis.

    So if you work in an environment where staplers are shared with others, do your bit for humanity and use this day to ensure it is well stocked for future use.
  2. I hate staplers with a passion, bane of my life
  3. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Supporter

    I had a locum in once who said "Do you do staples?' and handed an empty one to someone else.
  4. I stapled my thumb at primary school with a wall stapler :rolleyes: We were making the set for a school play and needed to wrap one of those super large cardboard drums in paper - I put my thumb on the back to support it as I stapled. I don't like staplers :D
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  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift

    So, this must be the staple post of the year. :rolleyes:

    We have lots of staplers at home, all different sizes, all different staples but when you want to find the box with the correct staples to do the refill do think it can be found? :mad:
  6. A slightly sarcastic 'yippee' from me ... as a 'don't wanna be' admin person, I guess I should be filling staplers today. But I'm not at work today (evil laugh) so they'll have to do it themselves!!!
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  7. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift

    Bet they will all be empty & you'll have to refill them when you get back to work ;)
  8. We have a number of staplers in the dispensary - each fit into holders to keep them upright and easy to locate. Possibly as annoying as filling the staples is trying to find the staplers which are left in various places all over the bench! :mad:
    Now, I might be inclined to be a bit OCD, but I find myself continuously putting the staplers back in their right place and also replacing pens and scissors in their holders .... or perhaps I'm just a tidy person :oops:
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  9. Is this an offer, @bernjb56 ? I have a couple of staplers which are empty ;)
  10. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift

    I'm the same @JennyB I can't stand anything being out of place on my desk, I always know if someone else has been there :mad:
    The rest of the office at home has stuff piled everywhere but the desk is neat & tidy, Ms.T won't even try & move or tidy things because she knows the tantrum I'll throw when I find out tantrum.gif tantrum2.gif
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  11. I am the same with filing cabinets! When I file, everything goes in facing the same way round - why is it when anyone else takes things out and puts them back, they are upside down and back to front? :mad: (@bernjb56 )
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  12. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift

    Don't get me started on filing cabinets & so-called filing clerks :mad:
  13. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Supporter

    I will happily refill your staplers - but I may put them back in the wrong place ;)
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  14. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Supporter

  15. Why doesn't that surprise me?
  16. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    I can't find my stapler. loaned it out at school never seen it since. :(
  17. I have a dedicated drawer, staplers, staples and removers

    At the mo there are staplers, staples and an assortment of screw drivers. When I have time (add it to the list :rolleyes:) I'll sort it out, until then I'll moan and avoid the cupboard.
  18. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    our is filled!

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