Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paper, Clipping

Librarians should always keep a stash of paper clips available at the reference desk.  You can use paper clips to...
  • eject illegally burned CDs from uncooperative PCs
  • perform emergency body-piercings for Goth patrons
  • make a chain/lasso for roping unattended children
  • create a collapsible ladder for your dramatic escape from the library's roof
  • gouge your eyes out after seeing the thing that guy was doing in the stairwell

6 comments:

Mortimer said...

These can also be used as a projectile object aimed at the back of a teenager forgeting to use a quiet voice or have good manners?!

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Anonymous said...

They can also be used as an emergency book stand for a display. Or to hold up a poster for summer reading. Just gouge into the wall. Straighten it out for use as a bookmark.

librariane said...

Don't forget about emergency hair clipping, too. And helping start the dead car in the parking lot.

Mortimer said...

Today I unclogged our floppy drive with an unbent paperclip...genius!

Turner said...

Once I tried to use one to clean the gunk the builds up in key boards. Worst experience of my life....