Stapler Love

13 Jan

You know how your spouse/significant other can give you “that” look and you know that a smooch is in your future?  Everyone knows the look.  Well, the “look” that Jordan and I share while at work is a little different.  It involves a stapler.  Forget scented oils, a good Swingline is the way to go!  [wink]

The stapler has become a necessity as of late due to the bone-dry air of Oklahoma.  There is zero moisture in the air.  In its place, however, is boundless amounts of static electricity.   Ooo, ahh!  If you squint hard enough you can actually see little lightning bolts whizzing through the air.  They’re bright yellow and typically jagged at the edges.

Where does the stapler fit into this scenario?  Well, apparently by walking from my office into Jordan’s I pick up quite the electrical charge.  And Jordan picks up an equally powerful charge just by looking at me.  (I’m sure that’s where it comes from.  I am one hot lady….)  [wink]  And, by trial and error, we’ve learned that we need to discharge ourselves before attempting even the slightest peck on the cheek much less any lip action.  Because no one likes bleeding lips.  (Our lips haven’t actually bled from a static shock, however they have scampered off in fear and hid under a shelf of books for several hours.  We were finally able to lure them out with the promise of Chapstick…and Diet Dr. Pepper.)

Thus, the stapler.  It’s the only thing on Jordan’s desk that has metal on it.  And thus it is the only item in the vicinity with which we can discharge our pent-up electricity.  So now, when I pass by Jordan’s office, if I’m lucky he’ll be staring at me with wide eyes and holding out a stapler.

“Aw, baby.  That’s so romantic!”  ;]

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4 Responses to “Stapler Love”

  1. Amber January 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM #

    wow. i pretty much peed my pants reading this. because i know you all too well and saw this whole blog play out in my head as i read it!! love you two!

  2. Kelly January 13, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

    Oh that is too cute! Randy actually enjoys shocking me when I’m not looking. He finds it quite hilarious. The stapler will forever be a symbol of love from now on! :)

  3. Jennifer January 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM #

    I think it is wonderful that you guys work together. How did you manage that?
    Mrs. Jones

    • Raine January 13, 2011 at 7:22 PM #

      We work at Arphax Publishing Company, which is owned and operated by Jordan’s parents. We work in different areas of the company, which doesn’t allow for much time together. However, we can sneak in a few minutes together here and there. [smile]

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