Ordinary is Extraordinary

Shortly after the Great War devastated most of the civilized world, a man named Richard Drew became fascinated with creating an invisible tie that would bind all matter together in harmony. That is to say, Drew worked ceaselessly for several years at creating and perfecting the world’s first transparent adhesive tape; Scotch Tape.

In one sticky swoop, Drew provided a safe, secure, and attractive way for bakers, grocers, and meat packers to seal their products. When consumers realized they had the power to do likewise, to preserve what might otherwise be sinfully wasted, the world went wild.

In the midst of the great depression, Drew’s magical tape became a way for poor, struggling families to rescue the items that were most important to them. Scotch Tape mended their books, rescued their children’s worn through toys, and saved, most importantly, their treasured, battered currency. Richard Drew and his mystical adhesive helped fill America’s belly and patch her citizen’s hearts.

Give that a thought the next time you’re playing with a strip of tape in the depths of boredom while sitting at your desk. What you hold between your fingers did, in fact, change the world. If something so ordinary can make such a big difference, why can’t you?

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Robin Jeffrey was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to a psychologist and a librarian, giving her a love of literature and a consuming interest in the inner workings of people’s minds.

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