I have this mental image of staplers at the office supply warehouse. As they are being packed in a big box, they can’t help but express their excitement about going out and making a contribution to the world of paper.
“No one will lose page 8 because of me.”
“I’ll keep that report together, and my owner will get an ‘A.'”
Then one of them happens to overhear their destination: a college library.
The excitement turns to wailing and gnashing of teeth. For they have all heard the stories.
And, yes, yesterday was the first day of classes. And already one stapler has given its life to the cause.