Sunday, June 27, 2021

My love of office supplies started early

When I was growing up, my dad worked in an office environment as a data processing specialist for Lake County, Ohio. He worked with those big, tape-fed computers of the 60s and 70s, which had the processing power of your average tablet computer nowadays.

He would regularly bring home pads of paper for me to use, but it was never ordinary, blank paper. It was always sheets of specialized data processing forms, the back of which were blank for my writing and drawing pleasure.

He also brought home staplers, tape dispensers, binder clips, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, notebooks, file folders, and a whole host of other items that businesses commonly use, most of which were for me to play with.

Other kids wanted toys. I asked for typewriter ribbons.

This was weird, I know, but it has served me well in my career. I am the absolute go-to guy if you're looking for a particular item and don't want to walk all the way across the building to the office supply cabinet.

When I start my new job at Goodyear, one of the first things I will do is get my hands on a bunch of fresh office supplies and store them in a drawer in my desk.

Nothing else will be more exciting to me that first day, I guarantee.

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