For all of us who have had to do THOSE jobs in an office – the filing, the printing, the mailing and the dreaded stapling together of documents – we know about the tedium and vacant stares that inevitably accompany these tasks. We constantly look for the fastest way to get these jobs done whilst still keeping some kind of sanity and trying desperately to make them entertaining.
I used to try and think up little songs or poems that went along with the jobs (and before you ask I will be taking these to my grave) but you may have made your own discoveries. For example; with the mailing came the discovery of peel and seal envelopes – amazing, brilliant, and I am pretty sure the envelope related injuries in everyone’s office have become almost non-existent – well except for that one colleague who just can’t seem to master the seal without slicing their finger along the side.
But what about the stapling? Picture this, its quarter to four, it’s a beautiful summer’s day and you have a 5:15pm appointment with a pint in a beer garden then out of nowhere someone stumbles over to your desk (crumbling under the weight of the papers they’re carrying) they drop the mountain onto your desk and say ever so calmly “these are required for tomorrows eight am meeting, they need to have the pages stapled together like so” what do you do?
So now you know, get your wizard, spread the word and happy stapling!