I didn’t have my new Bazooka when I drove by this gang doing a photoshoot with a 1960 Chevrolet Impala in Downtown Albuquerque on my way home tonight.
In preparation for moving, I’m purging prehistoric software. Some of it goes back to the 1980s, most of it the 1990s. Either way, it’s like several million years old in cyber-time.
Our office manager thought she had killed the shredder when it stopped working mid-shred yesterday afternoon. I told her she had probably tripped the thermal breaker and that it would reset at some point. When I got into the office early this morning, I plugged in the shredder and turned it on. It showed slight signs of life but did not startup. I took it apart and cleaned all the paper shreds out of the shredding teeth, put it back together, plugged it in again, turned it on, and voilà, it started up. I looked up the manual online to see if it had instructions for maintenance and lubrication. What I found were warnings about NOT USING the shredder to
Cut your nails
Shred ties or loose clothing
Cut your hair
Shred aerosol products
I’m was really happy I found the manual since I had an urge to use the shredder to cut my nails, shed some old super-wide 70s ties, and cut my hair. I had not thought of shredding children or spray cans, but it’s good to know I’m not supposed to shred them, either.