I was one of the few people working in our office this week. Since very few people were calling or emailing, we used our time to get organised which resulted in a lot of paper that needed to be shredded. I liked shredding paper so much I started shredding every one's paper for them. Shredding is fun because it doesn't involve much thought or input/approval/group meetings and I can see my progress. Oh, and there is a definite end to the job unlike most of my other duties which seem to be endless. I shredded so much paper that the machine over-heated and I had to take an hour break for every 15 minutes of use until the poor thing cooled down.
Anyway, when I came home I decided that I should clean out my own files. I pulled out old credit card and bank statements from all the way back to 2005. My little shredder was going well until it began to jam up. It took a little bit of coaxing with a screwdriver and a knife but I was able to shred the whole pile. Now my files are much neater and ready for another year of financial documents.