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What’s In Your (Junk) Drawers?


What’s In Your (Junk) Drawers?

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I do have a drawer at work for odd and ends, but I wouldn't call it a junk drawer. All my junk is on my desk. A cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind; an empty desk.......

There is something satisfying, though, when someone is in a fix and needing an obscure or arcane item, to be able to rummage around your desk or drawer, find something that'll fit the bill and thus become the object of relieved gratitude. Are those rare moments worth the hassle of acting like a magpie for the rest of the time? No idea, but I do anyway.

For the record, though, the drawers in my pedestal contain the following unexpected items:
  • Ink cartridges and blotting paper - I do have a fountain pen, but it's been years since I last used it.

  • A bottle of shampoo

  • Two spare ties

  • Half a bottle of soy sauce

  • A spray tin of Ralgex


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    Junk drawer? Lightweight. My entire back bedroom in my house is my junk room where I throw anything I don't know what to do with... :-D
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    My junk drawer has a slew of plastic shopping bags that I tossed in there after bringing something to the office. Why do I keep those?
    But the biggest item I have is one of those neck cushions with batteries to massage the tension away. It was an office Christmas gift from a team member.



    Haven't used it in years!
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    The last couple of people to sit at the desk I'm using left quite suddenly so there were a lot of thing that accumulated. I keep batteries in there as well as those after meal candies that I get at restaurants but don't usually eat. In the various drawers and compartments of my desk you'd find:

    SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 DVDs
    Staplers
    Phone and ethernet cables
    Empty file folders (they used to be full, but during a blackout I brought all their contents to the shredder box after the boss looked them over)
    Empty binders (contents also shredded)
    Blank timesheets from the era when people recorded time on paper to get paid
    A branded winter coat, still wrapped in plastic
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    majorbloodnock (9/29/2011)


    For the record, though, the drawers in my pedestal contain the following unexpected items:
  • Ink cartridges and blotting paper - I do have a fountain pen, but it's been years since I last used it.

  • A bottle of shampoo

  • Two spare ties

  • Half a bottle of soy sauce

  • A spray tin of Ralgex


  • For whatever reason, I read that item as two spare TIRES, and was impressed by the size of your desk drawers.

    It's been a long week.....
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    majorbloodnock (9/29/2011)


    For the record, though, the drawers in my pedestal contain the following unexpected items:
  • Ink cartridges and blotting paper - I do have a fountain pen, but it's been years since I last used it.

  • A bottle of shampoo

  • Two spare ties

  • Half a bottle of soy sauce

  • A spray tin of Ralgex


  • For whatever reason, I read that item as two spare TIRES, and was impressed by the size of your desk drawers.

    It's been a long week.....


    Nope, they're round my waist.

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    I have virtual junk drawers full of database scripts and notes from old projects, but when it comes to hardware, I tend to throw things away pretty aggressively.

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    paul.jones (9/29/2011)
    When one colleague left we found, along with the usual selection of pens and stuff, some crackers and a range of individually wrapped cheese portions.
    Unfortunately it took us a while to find them...Sick

    It's also interesting to peruse the virtual junk folders a former employee whose job and workstation one has just taken over. Illegal music downloads, porn, a resume; no wonder they were let go. So it's best to keep the junk out of your work trunk.


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    My start menu starts to look like a junk drawer. I find useful programs (at the time) and install them and never seem to want to uninstall them so they stick around, although Microsoft is pretty bad too, MS Office, MS SQL Server 2005, MS SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio verions from 2003 to present etc.

    When I run out of disk space will go through some of them and see what I can get rid off, but I could use just about everything someday so I look else where for the drive space.
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