Identity theft is of increasing concern to most people. We purchased a cross-cut shredder to reduce the risk of identity theft. I had noticed that every time we took the garbage out to the street, hundreds of potential identity thieves were lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the opportunity to go through our garbage and find that one piece of paper that might allow them to plunder all of my hard-earned assets.
The cross-cut shredder that we have specifically warns against inserting too many pages at one time. For some reason, this warning was ignored and the shredder jammed.
As the resident Mr. Fixit, my job was to unjam the shredder and restore it to its original operational status.
What I thought would be a quick task evolved into a highly sophisticated and lengthy procedure. I had to open up the head of the shredder to fully remove all of the clumps of paper. With the hands of a skilled surgeon, I set about the task.
Hours later, success was achieved. The unit was restored. And the Cleaver household sternly reminded to only insert 6 pages or less.