When you spend a good chunk of your day looking at black ink on a white background you
occasionally need a way to make something jump off the page. In my case, I need 5 somethings. Orange, pink, blue, purple and yellow. Now if I could just find a green one somewhere my armada of neon ink would be complete...
Part of my job requires me to read things and type at the same time. It saves my neck muscles if I don't have to look down at my desk. So when a co-worker of mine left and we raided her desk for whatever was left, I claimed this as my own. It is complicated and I don't quite know what that plastic strip in the middle does, but apparently it was really expensive which like most things in life means that it must be awesome. (And yes, this is the exact model I have. Jealous?)
Because sometimes you need a ruler to show a co-worker how deep 30 inches is... (Oh, and I love how the image I found was a rule that told you to call 911 in case of an emergency. Do we really need to keep reminding people of this fact?)
Normal push pins don't work in our cubicle walls. So these handy little things are the only way I can post pictures of Jim Thome on my cubicle wall. Oh, or you know, work stuff.
As far as I know, I am the only person in the company who has one of these and I guard it like that old knight gaurded the Holy Grail in the third Indiana Jones movie. If I could build boobie-traps around it to protect it, I would. I found it on my desk like a gift from god when we moved into the new building. Sure you could say it was left behind by the people who occupied our suite before us, but I prefer to think there was a more heavenly aspect to it.
~ The Office Scribe
And a note to my co-workers who read this: If anything is missing off my desk - not cool.