As with any skill, the art of mastering the stapler requires dedication, determination, and above all proper instruction. Many innocent fingers have experienced the sharp bite and terrible discomfort of a stapler releasing its venom simply because the user had not received suitable teaching on the proper stapling technique, which is precisely why I am writing.
Once you have decide the stapler is your desired weapon of choice, and that you are man enough to take on this hazardous task, begin by locating the pieces of paper you wish to be stapled. Once found, it is very important you insure your pages are in the correct order before staple. You do not want to have to resort to using a staple remover unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Not only will your pages bare the lasting mark of a poorly thought-out stapler bite, but it will also earn you a reputation around the office as being stapler inadequate, which is one of the hardest reputations for an office worker to shake.
Now that your pages are stacked in the desired order, make sure the ends are together in the same way all the ends of a deck of playing cards will be inline when you first remove them from the box. Then place your selected stapler over the paper, preferably in one of the top corners, and press down firmly, being sure to avoid all of your fingers, and the fingers belonging to anyone else who may be in the vicinity. A staple logged in your finger is a pretty good way to ruin anyone’s day.
Once your stapler has firmly bitten down on your pages, remove your hands from the stapler and survey your handiwork. If all has gone well, you should have a beautifully stapled stack of papers, which you can truly be proud of.