Friday, January 12, 2007

Size matters

Noticing that our patrons were constantly jamming our Swingliner trying to staple their photocopies or computer printouts at the Reading Room desk, I asked my boss to purchase a heavy-duty stapler. Unfortunately when we ordered it we also got the absolute largest staples you can possibly get for such a stapler -- 15/16 of an inch, which are meant to staple 200 pages at a time! Try to do any less than that and you end up with an ugly mass of twisted metal instead of a staple, which doesn't exactly help anyone. So needless to say the heavy-duty stapler will be taking a sabbatical while we order some new staples which don't also double as construction rivets.

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