From: Paul W.
Recently, at work, I opened a stapler up to refill it, and the spring inside broke and it drew blood on the index finger of my right hand.
Luckily, we had Band-Aids.
In an effort to overcome my fear of future incidents, I have spent some time using your virtual staplers. Thank you for making this outlet available for people like me.
First of all, I'd like to apologize for what is apparently the behavior of a bad apple in the stapler bin. Please don't judge all staplers on the actions of a single, misguided office supply.
However, this is an excellent opportunity to encourage regular stapler maintenance. Parts, such as springs, will wear out over time, and this can obviously lead to finger injuries or worse. So please, please take care of your staplers, and be careful when dealing with them. Staplers, virtual or otherwise, are not toys and must be treated with the respect they deserve.
On another note, it's great to see the VirtualStapler giving back to the community. Emails like this truly warm my heart, and the staplers around here seem to stand up a little straighter, knowing they really are helping people around the world.
So good luck with your recovery, Paul. It's not an easy road ahead, but once you get back on the horse... er.. stapler, you'll be a better man for it.
Staplers helping people!