By Lisa Batten Kunkleman
“I found five clippers and got stuck twice by the same pushpin while searching for one paperclip in your top desk drawer. I took the change for pain and suffering.”
These are the words my husband texted to me while I vacationed by a lake. He included a photo of the offending drawer and contents where he was punctured. I’m surprised he didn’t mention the out-stretched, hazardous rubber band atop my pens, pencils and Sharpies, a multi-color array of writing implements.
What could I text back except, “I love office supplies. About that $2.08 in change? Don’t spend it all in one place.”
Once I arrived home and settled into my desk to write, I pulled hard on the top drawer to find an assortment of useful items the hubby didn’t mention. Nail files, sticky notes, tiny notepads, and my grandfather’s one-hole punch. I saw large clamps and clips, my old auto-inking address stamp, and a pack of Stim-u-dent plaque removers. The plaque removers are little more than thin slivers of wood, basically, fancy toothpicks introduced to me by my father-in-law.
The best find was fourteen dollars squirreled away for pizza delivery tips and other such emergencies. The hubby swiped my change but left my bills. Guess he didn’t have all that much pain and suffering.
Don’t you just love other people plundering through your messy drawers? Nobody wants to feel shame about his or her treasures. Everybody needs a junk drawer. What’s in your drawers? I’d love to see a real photo before it’s all organized. OK people, minds out of the gutters. We’re adults here.
July 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm
I will be the ‘butt’ of your drawers stories anytime, Dear
July 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm
he may have taken some change but the best take on this is the change that took place after 😛
Organized drawer? hehee
July 17, 2016 at 3:13 pm
I’m too busy writing about my disorganization to get organized. It’s a work in progress.
July 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm
How did you take a picture of my drawers, Lisa? All of my desk drawers are identical to yours! I love pens, highlighters, post-its…anything found in STAPLES!
July 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm
I know. Right? I have a $5.0o off coupon that expires today and a storms brewing. Hope the power stays on so I can order something on-line. Loved your hummingbirds.
July 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm
You’ve gotta have a junk drawer in the house!
July 17, 2016 at 2:09 am
Great post. I agree but only one Junk Drawer is allowed.
July 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm
As I work from home, all my pens, writing implements, etc. are fairly well-ordered. My junk drawer is in the kitchen. I could take and send a photo, but not sure how to get it to you.
July 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm
email@example.com is me. I cleaned out two kitchen cabinets yesterday. Woo Hoo.