Unbeknownst to most, January is Office Supply Safety Month. Though many would question the value of an “Office Supply Safety Month,” we should all remember the time that Plaxico Burress brought a stapler to a club and stapled his foot to his sweat pants. If that wasn’t enough, who can forget the press that Gilbert Arenas got when he brought an unloaded stapler to the Wizards locker room? Sure, the stapler was unloaded, but the incident did create a sense of unease for fellow teammates who always considered the locker room to be a sanctuary for piles of documents to remain unattached to each other.
So here are a few rules that we should all follow in being safe with our staplers:
- All staplers are always loaded.
- Never point a stapler at anything you’re not willing to attach to each other.
- Keep your fingers on one side of the fulcrum until the target is properly aligned in the stapler.
- Always be sure of your target and what is behind and beyond it.
Following these simple rules will ensure that everyone can enjoy their staplers year around.
Coming up next week: Paper – Useful office supplies or tree-y knives?