The Staple Queen

Photo by: Claire Sheldon

Jasmine Stapleton worked in Classified Document Disposal for twenty years. Everyone feared her famous temper.

No one dared touch her cup of used staples.

The new boss Jeb MacIntosh, feared no one. He smirked, “Hey Jasmine. We’re going to play basketball. Want to join?”

Courting disaster, he sifted through the staple cup.

“I don’t play basketball,” grated Jasmine, her traditional Nigerian garb rustling.

“Oh? I thought all you people did.”

Witnesses swear they saw storm clouds swirling.

“The last boss that said something like that had an accident,” growled Jasmine.


“Yeah. Doctors surgically removed those staples from his colon.”
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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43 Responses to The Staple Queen

  1. James says:

    Someone’s asking for colon surgery.

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  2. Back slowly away and never bend over. Ha ha
    Nothing good ever comes from “you people”.

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  3. Jade M. Wong says:

    Whoooa….sounds like the doctors need to start prepping for Colon Surgery Part 2. Haha, well written and humorous as always!

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    He so in trouble. Is it his first and last day in the job.

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  5. Dear Eric,

    “You people???” Not a jury will convict her for what she’s about to do. πŸ˜‰ Love it.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. After the last, “altercation” she kept her job. That should tell dumb-dumb she won’t get in trouble for it this time either. Personally, I’m hoping he’s not smart enough to realize that. I’ll bring the popcorn. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Rochelle!


  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Oh my goodness, I think the new boss should rethink his “fear no one” strategy!

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  7. It’s going to take many boxes of chocolate to smooth these troubled waters. Well told.

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  8. Moon says:

    Hahaha! Surgically removing staples from colon is such a novel concept! πŸ™‚Wonderfully written !

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  9. L.E.R.T says:

    Haha! Stereotyping most certainly backfires and spectacularly. Good on Ms. Stapleton (The name immediately takes me to The Hound of the Baskervilles) Well done. Cheers, Varad

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  10. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Hilarious!

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  11. yarnspinnerr says:

    πŸ™‚ Great write.

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  12. Another gun joins the list of lethal firearms – the staple gun! Excellent.

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  13. And having them removed a second time… I think it’s time to back off… (and thank you for agreeing that it has to be staples)

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, dude needs to watch his mouth, and get some education. Shey and I stared at that pic for a while before we figured out what was in the cup. Glad you agree with us. Thanks Bjorn!


  14. Dale says:

    You people… eeesh….
    Were I him, I would retract everything and start anew… πŸ˜‰

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  15. subroto says:

    “you people”? Maybe it’s better if he staples his mouth himself.

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  16. Ha, ha. That sounds more like a promise than a threat to me, Eric. Staples could be a nasty weapon. πŸ˜€ —- Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yes. I think when the boss checks up on what she said and realizes it’s true, he’ll be afraid to be in the same building with her! I believe staples up the patootie are banned by United Nations convention along with napalm and cluster bombs. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Suzanne! πŸ™‚

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  17. Whoa! She is not to be messed with.

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