I like little paper clips. I hate, hate, hate big paper clips. The big ones are like an inch and a half long. That’s just too big for a paper clip! If you need to hold that many papers together, get one of those fold-down clip thingies. They work way better and they aren’t goddamn big paper clips.
I especially hate the big paper clips with the ridges. Those are just awful.
But what I really hate, more than any other paper clip, are the paper clips that are covered in that colored plasticy latexy coating. I despise the plasticy latexy coating! Whenever I get one of those I just throw it away. That’s how horrible they are.
I agree with Otto those big clips have an amazing ability of latching in to other pieces of paper and causing problems. Any lone piece of paper in a pile containing large clipped sets of papers will soon migrate into joining that set without any manual intervention. I guess it’s peer pressure, but bulldog clips don’t get this problem, so I vote for bulldog clips.
Sorry, you’re just so completely wrong here there’s no way to measure it. Little paper clips suck. They are not strong (or big) enough to actually keep papers together for more than five seconds. And if you have more than one piece of paper, they get all bent out of shape because they’re wimpy.
Jumbo paperclips are the only way to go. Smooth, not ridged - ridged is the devil’s paperclip.
Wow, the OP could have been written by my boss, who also has a completely irrational aversion to big paper clips. When I first started my job, the office manager said not to use big paper clips, but to use those stupid black thingies, because the boss was “afraid” of big paper clips. No other explanation was given; just the nonsensical statement that he was “afraid” of them. The office manager seemed rather upset when I laughed.