|Instant office collection, from toby11 on etsy.com|
In a weird coincidence, we are both the children of accountants. This means that we both spent many childhood hours killing time in an accounting office, which would bore most people to tears. But, when life gives you tedium, you either whine about it, or you can figure out a way to amuse yourself. Find an unoccupied desk and plunder. Staple stuff. Remove staples from stuff. Punch holes in whatever papers you can find. Find creative uses for white-out. Learn when NOT to use white-out. Connect paper clips to each other and leave your beautiful chain in the top drawer as a surprise for the desk's true owner. Enthusiastically use the paper cutter until some adult notices. Flip through the Rolodex. Try each of the pens and doodle on the blotter. If the blotter has a calendar, it's especially fun to add holidays, deadlines, and non-existent To-Do list items for the person who works there. Put Post-It notes on everything. File (or un-file) papers. Learn lightning speed on an adding machine. Explore the infinite uses for rubber bands.
|Vintage fountain pen, at Collector's Antique Mall|
|Vintage Date Stamp, at Collector's Antique Mall|
|Sexy hole punch; from GoodlookinVintage on etsy.com|
|Vintage Rolodex, from Collector's Antique Mall|
|Vintage staple from our shop|