>…like me, you purchased bulk staples, paper clips, and pencils the year you started graduate school (for me it was 1994) AND STILL HAVE UNUSED ONES. Good god.
Even worse, I forgot where some of these were (shoved into a box labeled “office supplies” in a linen closet in our hallway) and have been mooching off of Bullock since I moved in with him. And all this time I still had one full box of 5000 staples, five 100-count boxes of paper clips, and four 12-count boxes of unused pencils. Also in the mysterious box o’ supplies: a life-time supply of unused “daily schedule” sheets for the 8″x10″ Day Runner I no longer use; a bunch of 3″ or 4″ D-ring binders; some blank composition notebooks; unused letterhead from my graduate program department (WTF, why did that even move with me to RBU???); and, my favorite, 3.5″ floppy disks with with system and program backups for a computer I no longer own.
Updated to add: Oh wait, there’s more. One of the big D-ring binders has my undergraduate institution’s name on it and inside are labeled dividers with labels such as “company info/lit” and “cover letters (copies).” In other words, this was the binder I used to organize my job applications in the Spring of freaking 1991! *headdesk*