I spent nearly 20 years working in offices, enslaved in a cubicle or on a desk farm, toiling away under fluorescent lights with fake plastic trees. It was wildly dull, but between my friends and I, we managed to make each day bearable, and sometimes, even hilarious. And that was before we had humorous office supplies at our disposal! But you, my lovely office drone, have an advantage — now, there are office supplies that can help you make every workday a little more fun. Here are 8 hilarious office supplies…
1. Get the Hint Stickies
Price: $6.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
Get your point across in the simplest of terms with these funny sticky tags, ideal for adding to all of the documents that require your opinion. This set of stickies features popular SMS terms, from an encouraging LOL to a much more serious WTF or FML. There are 20 sheets per pad, with six SMS expressions on each.
2. Borrow My Pen
Price: $8.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
How did you end up with a pen from the Best Western in Napierville, Illinois and another for a chiropractor in Bellevue, Washington in the bottom of your handbag? You’ve never been to either place, but that’s what you end up with when you borrow pens… so why not lend out pens that will inspire a giggle, rather than a grimace? Each of these eight pens features a different hilarious advertisement, from a taxidermy shop to a clown to a proctologist.
3. Nifty Notepads
Price: $5.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
These three nifty notepads will surely come in handy at almost every office party or other social function, from issuing a “roommate citation” when she drinks all your orange juice without asking, to picking up that hottie from Accounting at the office holiday party with a “paper pickup” to giving an appropriate “comeback” to an insult. Each pad comes with 50 sheets.
4. Pill Erasers
Price: $8.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
We all make mistakes, and hopefully they’re in pencil, so we can use these hilarious error-related erasers to clean them up. Each of the four erasers provides a little levity while also helping fix the tiny mistakes we make day in and day out.
5. Reasons Why I Must Get Drunk with You
Price: $7.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
If it’s been ages since you and your bestie (who also works in Accounting) had a drink together, leave one of these notes on her desk or in her inbox with the appropriate boxes checked. There are 200 reasons to choose from, so at least one of them must fit, right?
6. Personal Library Kit
Price: $15.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
Keep track of your precious hard-covers and paperbacks with this handy vintage-inspired circulation set, just like the one used at the library when you were a child. Add the self-adhesive card pocket to the inside cover of each book, add a circulation card, and stamp it with a due date when a friend borrows a book. It’s a clever set, really, sure to dramatically increase the return rate of your treasured tomes.
7. Like and Dislike Stamps
Price: $14.00 at urbanoutfitters.com
Give your thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every document that comes across your desk with this two-stamp set, inspired by the “like” button on Facebook. Simple press down on the self-inking stamp that most clearly matches your sentiment, leave your opinion, and move on to the next presentation, memo, or message.
Add any of these droll office supplies to your desktop and make your day a lot less dull, maybe even fun! I especially love the “like” and “dislike” stamps... and the library kit… which of these hilarious office supplies do you like best, and why? Do share!