Alright. So I’ve asked everyone in the office this and none have been able to answer. I also searched the web for some answer or discussion and have come up empty (I have had a hard time formulating a search phrase). Here goes:
Office staplers have that nifty little strike plate which bends the tips of the staple inward so as to fasten a bundle of paper together. This nifty little strike plate can be turned 180 degrees to a setting which bends the staple tips outward. Why? Who uses this setting? For what purpose? What’s it called?
You don’t smell it, too, do you?