Have you ever lost your lucky stapler at work? How about that favorite Sharpie marker that you acquired fair-and-square from off of a co-worker’s desk while he was asleep in some meeting? To explain these phenomena, we need only to consult Dave’s Super Compendium of Useless Information and Sundry Quotes®. Long ago, in the military, my team leader, Sgt. Creel, once told me the following, which pretty much explains the problem at hand:
“There’s only one thief out there…everybody else is just trying to get their stuff back.”
So don’t lose hope when things disappear from your desk; just remember that the workplace is all about give-and-take!