Monday, December 14, 2009
Solving the Bermuda Triangle Mystery
The Bermuda Triangle of stationeries, that is. As recently as early this week, Brian came to me asking for a ruler and as usual, we couldn't find one. When he needed colour pencils for homework, again, we could only find a limited number of colours. It was frustrating cos I am always replenishing supplies but they seem to go missing as quickly as I could buy them.
So this weekend, I went around the house hunting for lost items from the Bermuda Triangle of stationeries. Recovered were about 50+ rulers (including about 7 protractors), 20+ erasers, 10+ sharpeners, 100+ pens (about 50+ blue, 40+ black, 10+ red and an assortment of other colours), 10 correction tapes/liquid, 100+ pencils (about 20 of these brand new in box) and hundreds of colour pencils. And this is after discarding a half wastepaper basket full of unusable pens/pencils/highlighter/empty correction tapes etc.
I organised the items and stored them in clear plastic cases such as this one for Blue Pens.
Hopefully, this system works and things stop finding their way into the Triangle.