You will never know true rage until you catch some dipshit trying to put one of these on your chair.
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Torzelbaum said:Was a nice way to purge my mental "backlog" list into physical form when I was a dev lead. (Before my team / company started using Agile.)
JBear said:The most important collaboration tool in my office.
Kirin said:for taking big notes
Clippit said:Whiteboards hit the market back in the 60s, but they didn't reach popularity until the 90s. There's a good chance your school had chalkboards when you were a kid, but these days, they're almost uniformly whiteboards.
JBear said:Sometimes you just gotta cut things.
Kirin said:snip snip
Yimothy said:It is a truth widely known that a good nurse always has scissors in their pocket. A smart nurse's scissors will be disposable - sometimes you need to cut something disgusting at short notice, and you don't want to be putting those scissors back in your pocket after that. Essential for opening packaging, removing bandages without having to unwind them, prying the tops off vials, spinning around a finger while walking down corridors, and many other things.
But we'll get to that one later. Scissors placed eighth, which is still pretty good. I'm not especially convinced that the need for scissors arises too often in an office setting, but luckily, that wasn't a criterion for this list. Scissors are fun to use, and that's what really counts here.
8. Mayo Scissor
There are many types of scissor. If I were a surgeon, I might nominate the ubiquitous Metzenbaum, or the slightly more specialised Tenotomy scissor. But I'm a nurse, and I mostly use the Mayos. Reasonably heavy with blunt tips, they're suitable for cutting sutures and dressings as well as (some) tissue. The trick to making scissors cut (after you've blunted them cutting dressings) is to push with your thumb and pull with your fingers so that the jaws are forced together. If you're holding the scissors in the wrong hand (left hand for righty scissors, right hand for lefty scissors), you gotta reverse the motion. Even if they are blunt, it's a poor worker who blames the tools.
Whaaaaaat. They're a daily use item for me, no question. Opening shipments, cutting open secondary containment, cutting tape, trimming parafilm, cutting pieces of templates out to paste into the lab notebook. I might use them up to 10 times a day.
Kirin said:sometimes ya gotta write light
Dracula said:For when you want to make note of all the times the Bible has the word "ass" in it.
Clippit said:The highlighter was invented in 1962, which is surprisingly recent if you think about it. It was released under the trademarked name HI-LITER, which is a brand the Avery Corporation (previously mentioned in this list) still produces and the only real competitor to Sharpie in the competitive US highlighter market.
Falselogic said:I tried fancy looking legalpads with leather or canvas covers. But nothing works quite as well as a composition workbook. I've got loads of them full of meeting notes. Dirt cheap too!
JBear said:Because sometimes you need to take notes in a meeting.
Bulgakov said:The perfect compromise between a quadrille pad, lined paper, and blank paper. Plenty of room for freedom, but plenty of structure when needed.
Torzelbaum said:Good for holding papers together temporarily with no damage. You can have a little fun by disassembling and reassembling them.
Dracula said:Widely useful in many situations outside of the office. Almost never used in actual binders.
Clippit said:The binder clip was invented in 1910. Prior to that, the standard method of binding a stack of papers was -- no kidding -- sewing them together. If that were your alternative, you can be sure you'd be valuing practicality a little more.