- Large Urban promotional items that I must have received at Faculty Orientation my 1st year, although I have no memory of them: a tie tack, a letter opener, and a mug
- thank-you cards from 2 secretaries for gifts for their wedding & baby showers
- at least 3 different little bottles with echinacea capsules in them -- obviously from 3 different cold/flu seasons
- a box of chalk, which I've never ever used and which is now worthy of museum placement, since our building is completely whiteboarded now
- some sad-looking teabags of indeterminate age
- at least 50 interoffice envelopes, thereby proving that they breed in dark corners and are still never available when you need them
- worst of all: the Aged Cough Drop which had, like a spider, divested itself of its essence, leaving only its still-twisted wrapper glued in place like a discarded exoskeleton. The right side of my middle drawer is now declared No Man's Land for the In-Service office supplies: one brave little stubby pencil already got glued down from the cough drop which managed to spread itself over quite a lot of territory.
I'm feeling so much better having done this. Next week, if my syllabi are done, I'm going to tackle the file cabinet.