Saturday, September 9, 2017

World's Lousiest Scissors x 3

Where I work we have a reception desk where we're all forced to take shifts at even if some of us (not moi) have the personality of a rabid weasel off their meds.  It's not incredibly horrible, but it does have its moments.

Like the other day I needed to open a pile of shrink-wrapped calendars. There are three stations out there but only one pair of scissors and it took some digging to find where they were at. Then, once found, they were as useful as a spaghetti noodle. They wouldn't stab into the plastic and wouldn't cut through it once I dug a hole into it with my fingers.

I finally had to manually tear the plastic apart with my brute strength, which is sorely lacking because of my bum shoulder and faux sprained thumb. I decided those annoying scissors were no longer allowed to be on the same planet as I. I unceremoniously tossed them into the trash can and then wiggled it around so they slid to the bottom (my coworkers are not above garbage can picking).
 I asked another coworker if she could order some new scissors for the reception desk and told her to get 3 pair this time.  I don't know how she did it, I don't know why she hates us so much, but she managed to buy 3 equally lousy pairs of scissors!

And here I thought the other ones were just bad because they were worn out! But no! They actually sell brand new pairs of scissors that don't cut and hurt your hands. I had no idea there was a market for that.
The Fine Print: I understand that we aren't going to buy $85 a pair finely tuned crafting scissors for the reception desk, but still! I also understand why last year when they wanted to cut tissue paper flowers they stole all the scissors out of my office (and never returned them). Elephant, balloon and HB die by Stampin' Up. 

9 comments:

ionabunny said...

This is one reason the planet is being destroyed cos they use the resources to produce crap and people buy it, cos it's cheap, so they keep producing it. Perhaps these are supposed to be for kids, so they don't cut themselves, or anything else Makes you wonder why we don't seem to want to teach our kids that scissors are sharp and fire burns and if your shoes fall off before midnight you are probably drunk. Well OK, maybe not the last one. Hugz

Bonnie said...

Love the elephant and the HB die! It's probably the plastic. I have a theory that the Chinese are making the plastic and trying to drive us all insane trying to open things! Then the scissors come from China and are made to not cut through their plastic!

SARN said...

Sweet card you have there PJ.

Sorry to hear about the scissors debacle. Perhaps you should wear a chain with a pair of scissors round your neck for your personal use only and call it a fashion statement? On second thoughts, that might be dangerous.

Well, NOW we know why the lady of the house (back in the day) chained everything to her chatelaine around her waist along with all the keys, so that she had sharp scissors to hand and no one could pinch them!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Fiki said...


Sorry to hear about the scissors.
your card is so pretty!
lots if hugs

Janeen said...

We keep our lousy scissors in the garage to rip open suet packs. They probably work better than the new ones you received. Nothing worse than useless tools. Cute elephant on that nicr frondy paper.

Janeen said...

We keep our lousy scissors in the garage to rip open suet packs. They probably work better than the new ones you received. Nothing worse than useless tools. Cute elephant on that nicr frondy paper.

Maxine D said...

ARGHHHHHHHHHHH the saga of lousy scissors - there is nothing more frustrating!!
Love your card - the elephant is gorgeous and I love your background for him
Blessings
Maxine

LesleyG said...

packaging is annoying enough, let alone when useless scissors are to hand, like your effelump card though xxx

Craftychris said...

Love this card! I sympathise greatly with the scissor trauma! xxx