Contact Us

Lucky Larry Uses 1.7 Staples Per Day – The Odd Statistic Of The Day

Lucky Larry

Staples, the little piece of metal that gets shot through a group of papers that its ends get bent inward to hold the papers together.  It’s something we don’t often think about but I recently did and was astounded at what I discovered!

It was Thursday of last week when my stapler ran out and I was no longer able to attach a group of tickets together. I reached into my desk drawer to pull out the box of staples and realized I was about to use the last sleeve from the box. Nothing out of the ordinary, but I got to thinking, when was the last time I had to request a box of staples from the office supply coordinator? (Yes, we have an office supply coordinator, but that’s not their only job though!) After thinking about it for a while, it was in 2002! Twelve years ago I received this box of 5000 staples!

When another co-worker and I did some math, here’s what we came up with:

  • 5000 staples in 12 years
  • 416 staples each year
  • 34 staples per month
  • 1.7 staples per work day

Now granted I don’t use the stapler EVERY SINGLE day, because I know I’ll go a long time before having to use it and then all of a sudden I’m using it to staple a bunch of tickets together for winners! It’s just something you don’t think about and when I said something to our production assistant, he said something very similar, “I’ve had this box of staples for as long as I can remember too!”

On the other hand, I can use the heck out of some tape! Mainly because I don’t lick envelopes to seal them, I just use tape to seal it up!

So when you think about it, how often do you use your stapler in the office and how long will a box of staples last for you?

Best of 96.5 KVKI

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KVKI VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KVKI VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.