Monday, April 30, 2012
See these? I can't work or function properly without these. I've had the purple staple puller since I started my very first job in 2005, and it is a Thing. I have to have it. It's my staple puller, and if I need to pry a staple loose from a stack of paper, it's required. No, I don't want your staple puller. Where is my purple one?!
And that pen? It's the precious. It's my pen. I keep one like it at all times, and then I always know it's my pen. It's not some double that's open to be community property. I feel awkward and clumsy signing checks without it. I NEED that pen.
The calculator is something I've always known I used, but I didn't realize the full extent of my needing it until this morning when I couldn't find it. I needed to add and subtract things, and when I couldn't find my calculator, what did I do? Use the one on the computer? My phone? Scrounge around the office for another calculator? No. I frantically searched for mine until I gave up and called Trusty Coworker, who had it with him at the courthouse. (That's what I get for strolling in around 8:30 while he's been here since seven, but I digress.)
If any of my other normal stuff goes missing, I can make do with whatever I have nearby. Not these three things. They're the three that make me stop what I'm doing so I can track them down and have them close again.