At my last job there was a particular stapler that had been passed down from one departing employee to the next. It finally made it's way to me and I treasured it. Stapling was a joy with this particular model. This may seem silly, but if you've ever worked in an office and had occasion to regularly use a stapler, then I don't have to tell you how much easier your life is when you have one that works well.
This particular stapler was of the bona fide, 100% work every time variety with a unique, sleek design. When I left that company I actually had notions of pilfering it and probably would have if I had not discussed the merits of this stapler with many of my co-workers. They were lined up to see who I would bequeath it to. I ended up giving it to somebody who left after only another 5 months so I am not sure who he left it to. Or maybe he pilfered it himself. (Shakes fist at former co-worker.... damn you!)
Some staplers look nice but disappoint you every time because only one half of the staple connects in the back. Others work sometimes but then fail when you try to staple anything more than 3 sheets of paper together. And invariably when your stapler fails, you can't find your staple remover. You end up pulling it out with your fingernail.
Because of the recent layoffs at work we now have quite a few vacated cubilces. We had to beat back the vultures today. Although people feel bad for the laid off employees, they don't feel bad enough to stop themselves from seeing if there are any good staplers laying around. I understand where they are coming from, really I do, but they will just have to wait until we get the confidential material out of the cubicles. Besides, I get first dibs.