Friday, December 4, 2009

Paper cuts

Matt Damon did some damage with a magazine in one of those Bourne movies. No shit. Paper can kill, yo, or at least slice through your fingers. Seemingly innocuous, this sneaky pulp affliction is evil. Much like Ray Romano, come to think of it. It sneaks into your house and then lies in wait for a chance to strike. Unlike Ray Romano, you can’t kick paper out of the house by simply turning off the TV. It’s everywhere.

And it’s out to get us.

Call me crazy but I think the move to a paperless society is seriously pissing it off. The ream of paper on my shelf is giving me stinkeye and my new roll of wrapping paper is spoiling for a fight and looking for a reason to slice my index finger. I think a certain brown paper grocery bag might try to go for the jugular.

The best thing to do is make paper feel wanted, necessary in this crazy, mixed-up world. I know what you’re thinking—paper needs to grow a pair and suck it up. It’s not like paper is the only thing out of a job these days. You may be right. Nevertheless, let’s try to show a little compassion during this holiday season. A little ego stroking goes a long way. Just make sure to avoid the edges.



Karnak said...

The cuts from tag board are even worse than paper cuts. An evil poster attacked me today, so you have my complete sympathy!

Mid Century Madam said...

I never see it coming. I never feel it as it's happening. Suddenly, it's just there. That nasty, burning, throbbing, bastard-of-a-finger-slice. Show some compassion? NEVER! Can you say shredder? Thank you very much.

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Jewels Diva said...

Man I hate paper cuts. Those little bastards can kill you!!!!!

Yet Another Steve said...

Didja ever stop to think that before we got into the "paperless society" ordinary consumers like thee 'n me didn't actually BUY paper by the ream? Now everyone does.

marlono said...

I JUST discovered this blog, and it's exactly what I've been thinking/saying over the years!

Anyway, I JUST got a papercut on the knuckle of my thumb that hurts like a mofo. And it gets pulled open every time I use my hand (which is all of the time). I think amputating my thumb without anesthesia would be less painful at this point.

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