The Staple Function

I have two things to say about the day job today:

  1. Any meeting about finance and/or grants via systems to systems integrations is a complete bore. Enough said. Oh and if you write out “systems to systems,” S2S, I will injure you.
  2. I am putting together a package for a Congressman and one part of it involved making duplicate copies of some documentation. I originally thought to simply task it to our secretary. But then I remembered my days working at the Temple making copies. So I thought, “why not?” It never hurts to go back to your roots. I asked where the copy room was and I started setting up the machine. There was a button labeled “staple” – I thought this was a joke. No copier could copy, not to mention collate AND staple. I’ve never heard of this. So I pressed the button. Low and behold, it freaking stapled it. It actually might have saved me 2 minutes of time. Two minutes of your hard earned tax dollars. So feel good about your taxes this April. Or don’t. I don’t really care. Just know that technology totally rocked my world this late morning.

6 Responses to “The Staple Function”


  • they don’t joke about things like that, my friend.

    when they say staple, they mean it.

  • Those are keen. When I worked at Northern Telecom, I seem to recall a massive copier I used to reproduce documentation that would collate and either staple *or* drill your copies for distribution in binders.

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  • “I thought this was a joke. No copier could copy, not to mention collate AND staple. Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve never heard of this.”

    Where the hell have you been for the last 15 years?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I guess I learned something at my lame NIH summer job during college after all…

  • Hee, hee! Copy machines that staple. Yes, Eric. Didn’t those come along right around the time of Windows 3.1? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t get me wrong, Mat, I’m actually jealous that you’ve had the kind of jobs where you didn’t need to worry about such banalities!

  • Yeah, that was my real thought. The sarcasm is my way of covering my shame ;).

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