My experience with my new employer has been delightfully void of ridiculous Office Space-esque farce so when I asked “does anyone have a three-hole punch?” the non-responses took me aback. My boss furrowed his brow and said “well, we have to have them”. We checked the two copy rooms, the supply closet, the mail room, and a few admin assistants’ desks but found nothing. What did we find? 22 two-hole punches.

Two hole punches aren’t entirely alien to me as my previous employer used them for some processes but my current firm uses them for none. My boss and I looked at each other, shrugged, and laughed. At least he found the imbalanced funny as well.