I am putting together the final touches for my presentation, when the stapler runs out of staples.
I dig through my desk in search of replacements. “Aditi!?” I call out.
She pokes her head through my office doorway. “Yes?”
“Would you mind grabbing me another pack of staples from the office supply cupboard? I have three minutes to finish getting these handouts together for the meeting.”
“Of course.” She hurries off, only to return moments later with a troubled look on her face.
“The supply cupboard is as empty as a box of Timbits left in the lunchroom.” She says, handing over the stapler she swiped from Andy’s desk on the way by.
“Ah, shoot. Brigid was supposed to restock but she’s been home sick with Strep Throat,” I sigh, using Andy’s last staples to finish up.
“Can I ask you one for more favour, Aditi?”
“I’m all over it!” She replies, waving the May Office Plus flyer in the air. I hadn’t even noticed it sitting on my desk. Andy must have dropped it off earlier this morning.
“Look at all of the OP Brand products featured this month,” Aditi says with excitement. “OP Foldback Clips, and Reversible File Folders. And of course OP Standard Staples – with 5000 per box!”
I scan the flyer quickly, but I don’t really need to. The OP brand is not only top quality, but it’s also unbeatable value. The flyer couldn’t have come at a better time. After dropping into the red on the Q1 budget, it’s clear we need to lower costs to improve bottom line. It was a discussion topic on the agenda for today’s quarterly meeting with the staff.
“Office Plus saves the day again,” I smile. “Let’s go ahead with the usual order.”
“With all the money we’ll save,” Aditi says, “there will be plenty leftover to buy more Timbits!”
You can never have too many Timbits.