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).
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.