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Talking Time's Top 50 Office Supplies

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
I have no idea, but I'd assume we have it.

Then what are you wasting all your time on? Name one better thing than looking at the OfficeMac/Office Depot catalog!
Old toy catalogs.



That's the stuff.
 

Dracula

Plastic Vampire
(He/His)
Incidentally, I used double-sided tape on some of those to hang them on my childhood bedroom wall and thereby ruined them.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
Yes, I had a job, my first professional one actually, in which large portions of the work involved cutting and pasting (literally with scissors, paper, and glue stick) large quantities of printed text.
Falsie's first real job was professional kidnapper.
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
Up until about a year ago, when we finally got sheets of tags that were all peel-and-stick, our temporary ad tags didn't have sticky on them, so after we printed them out, we had to use double-sided tape to stick the ad tags to the normal temporary tags that did have sticky on them.

The double-sided tape we sell at the store is normal sized, but instead of ordering a case special and store-supplying it, they insisted we order packs through Office Depot, which were about 1/3 the size of the ones we sell. So we would run out pretty fast nd have to store-supply off the shelf anyways. Corporate offices are dumb.
 
Score: 48 - Votes: 2 - Highest vote: 2nd (Violentvixen)​
We go through SO MUCH of this. My favorite ones are these as they easily apply in a nice thin strip. This is how we put weigh tapes (exact weights of materials) into our lab notebooks, as well as templates, certificates, etc.

Single-sided tape is messy, doesn't scan well, and invariably when we go to countersign something that's pasted in someone will write on the tape smearing the record.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator

#46 (tie)
Ketchup packet

Score: 48 - Votes: 2 - Highest vote: 2nd (JBear)​

Blame yourself or God.


JBear said:
I need to always have some emergency ketchup within arm's reach. It has its own drawer.

Bulgakov said:
I have to keep this around in case I get fries with lunch but forget to grab ketchup packets at the restaurant. Or if I think Jbear might visit.


What's the most egregious use of ketchup you've witnessed -- or, indeed, performed?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I was surprised to see this one, but then a couple snacks made my list (either of which has a small chance of breaking the top 50 I suppose) so fair game - I just don't really use ketchup much.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
JBear: Ruining Top 50 lists since 2015.

Oh, I've been missing... IT in every picture.
I'm surprised that it's this one that clued you in, as I found it much harder to spot in this one compared to most of the previous entries.

ETA:
What's the most egregious use of ketchup you've witnessed -- or, indeed, performed?
I'm not going to derail this thread/everyone's lives by providing my answer to this question, although I feel like some folks could just give "JBear" as their answer.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
For me, it's my daughter's idea of "salad": lettuce with an unhealthy portion of ketchup. No other ingredients.
 

Bulgakov

Yes, that Russian author.
(He/Him)
Today I am pleased to support Jbear visibility.

My uncle used to cover (like 100% cover) his grilled steaks with ketchup. I suspect he and Jbear would get along.
 
Ketchup packets are a crime. Especially when the dunk-style containers never caught on. Those were legit incredible, and I'm angry they never took over the shitty packets because people are dumb.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Dunk-style is better for fries or nuggets, packet-style is better for adding to a sandwich or otherwise drizzling over something. (Either way I'd rather have some more interesting sauce in the container personally, but de gustibus.)
 
packet-style is better for adding to a sandwich or otherwise drizzling over something.
These are the best.

These are what I was talking about Kirin. If you need the squeeze kind, you can tear off the top up there. These new dunkers completely replace the packets. They're superior in literally every way, but people are scared of change or something.

Even the ketchup itself is improved in them because they reformulated it so that the ketchup-water never separates and you don't have to do that annoying thing with ketchup bottles/packets where you have to re-mix the separated bits back into each other. It was truly a marvel of modern technology. I miss them dearly.
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
This all reminds me of how Daisy revolutionized putting sour cream on your taco.



Tillamook is better quality, but Daisy is still very good and it's hard to deny how much this changes the game.
 
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