Monday, October 6, 2008

The Life and Times of a Paperclip

Ever wondered where a paperclip has been?

All of you that work with paperwork must, at some point in the working week, use a paperclip.

You buy them by the little plastic bag full.

They are shiny and new in your paperclip holder.

You attach one to a cheque.

You send that cheque to a creditor.

The creditor then puts it in their paperclip holder.

And so on.

Some get unbent and used to clean out nails.

Used as tooth picks.

Others travel and travel, may end up in a bank.

Where is the final resting place of a paperclip or is it destined to travel the world forever?

Some literally will travel from country to country.

I would love to microchip one and see where it goes in winter.

12 comments:

Nola said...

How great would that be!? Microchipping a paperclip...lol
About the 3pm mark I usually grab one and unwind it and twist it about and imagine it is a particular co-workers neck!!

LaLa said...

Mine usually end up with accounts, attaching my receipts to my expense claims.

I would much rather exchange it for something...http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

LOL - sort of reminds me of one of my former managers. He had a thing about people damaging paper clips, and alsways said if every one looked after them, not twisted them, think of the money that could be saved?! Would take a bit I think!

Ms Smack said...

Very creative idea! I'd like one of those for my kid too LOL, and my cat ! :)

Tania said...

LOL ... have to admit i've never really given it much thought! But one things for sure when you really need one the buggers can't be found anywhere.

Chris H said...

Verrrry interesting Kimo Sabi....

Sue said...

I've always thought in millions of years, when we've killed ourselves off and a new race has sprung up, their archealogists will dig up our old settlemets and find - paper clips and lots of odd socks!

Hilly said...

I used to be the worst perpetrator of using a brand new paperclip to clean my teeth...but I then realized that one day, someone else may do the same then send their clip to me!

Ewwwww ;)

Epskee said...

They all end up here in my office. It's where paperclips come to die. I'm so OCD I cant stand paperclips that are bent or twisted, and have always thrown the retarded ones in the bin. Now I'm OCD and lazy, so brand new ones go in the holder, and all used ones go in the bin. Saves me opening the drawer.

Cazzie!!! said...

Ok, a paper clip....they make good chains when you are a kid, to fence off the cubby house and keep out intruders..just saying :)

Middle Child said...

I have clen\aned my nails and ears (yes my ears) with these clips

The Fat Girl said...

Hey, hows things with your sister. Hope she is ok?