So I went shopping for office supplies. Those of you who don’t know, I hope this doesn’t affect your opinion of me. But I am addicted to office supplies. Pens–good ones–are probably my biggest weakness, but I love any little item that makes an office more workable: binder clips that keep papers from escaping, divided folders that keep all my classroom documents organized and portable, drawer dividers that keep each item in its place, hanging folders, you name it!
Since we moved here, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for good office supply stores. There is a department store, Kaufhof, on the next street over from Seltersweg (also a Fußgängerzone) that has a nice selection. Rob found a store, Büro Funk (I love that name!), near my bus stop that is just an office supply store. And I need some more organized way to keep track of student papers than piles on my desk: I was on the search for… well, I don’t even know what they are called. Available in both horizontal and vertical styles, you put papers in them for sorting or filing. I think the horizontal ones are usually labeled “inbox” and “outbox.” Does anyone know what I am talking about?? :)
Regardless of what they are called, Kaufhof had them at €3,— a pop! Büro Funk? Yep, only €1,50. I only had a €5 bill, so I got three, but I’m going to have to go back on my way to school today because they are on sale and there aren’t too many left!
Shopping does not heal what ever emotional ill I have at the time of Visa swiping, and I know that after three years of counseling. So I’m writing. And I’ll run later today.