There are certain things that I find hard to resist. For instance, chocolate. Or kittens (in real life or on the internet). Many of you would agree with me on those, right? But how about OFFICE SUPPLIES? Can you resist those? I simply cannot. And I have been like that as long as I can remember.
When I was little, my dad had his own private stash of all kinds of special pens, pencils, scissors, rulers, staplers, tape dispensers and such. Touching any of Dad’s office supplies was OFF LIMITS with all caps. So naturally, I coveted them. Especially the scissors. My blunt-nosed elementary school “safety scissors” paled by comparison. I still remember doing art projects with Dad’s scissors when he was away at work. Of course, he always figured out that I had used them!
My college boyfriend’s father had his own stash of office supplies, too – but his stash was in an actual brick-and-mortar office supply store. When we visited my boyfriend’s family, his dad would sometimes let me roam the store aisles and select supplies that we needed for our college courses. Oh, nirvana! All sorts of items made their way into my shopping basket – cute little boxes of staples, clips of all sizes, highlighters in a rainbow of colors, the list goes on.
Back at school, I was lucky that the college bookstore was located in my dorm! Woohoo! Not only could I run down in my slippers to pick up a bag of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, I could restock my supply of colored inks for the fountain pens that I used to recopy my notes for my chemistry classes. Somehow chemistry formulas are easier to remember if they are lovingly detailed with turquoise ink.
Since college, my collection of office supplies has grown year by year. I cannot resist writing implements, pads, notebooks, notebook dividers, sheet protectors, paper, desk tools, binding machines, embossing devices — just about anything in the office supply aisle of any store. I have pens of all types: ballpoint, fountain, calligraphy, sharpie, gel. I have implements to write on paper, cardboard, marker border, chalk boards, sidewalks, windows, mirrors, ceramic pots, and of course, scrapbook pages. I even have things to write on DIGITAL scrapbook pages – fonts! My collection of fonts is growing year by year as well. And it has the virtue of not taking up space in my closet. Between my “in real life” office supplies and my “virtual” office supplies, I am definitely WELL SUPPLIED.
So now that I have shared some things that I cannot resist – how about you? What can’t YOU resist? Share your thoughts below, or even better, make a scrapbook page and post it on our Facebook page. I can’t wait to read your stories!
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