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Here's how subhumans drag you down:
The cheap store-brand paper clips that the big stores sell are inadequate. The wire that they're made from is too thin and has no strength. The shape that they're formed into is crooked and bent and sloppy-looking. The plating is thin and dull. They are junk and worse, they look like junk. And they don't work, they're just too flimsy to work.
But just try demanding that your stupid purchasing people buy good paper clips. You will, you absolutely will, be ridiculed for caring about paper clips. The only way that you can maintain your authority is to permit them to give you junky, nonworking materials.