Jon screamed in pain, looked down at his stomach and groaned. "I wish I hadn't eaten that stapler," John said. "I at least should have taken the staples out first."
"Hey Jon have you seen the--" Mary stopped mid-sentence, seeing Jon laying on the ground. She was holding a stack of papers, but at the sight of Jon's pain she dropped them all.
"Mary, I uh, I'm..." Jon couldn't bring himself to finish. She knew what he was going to say anyway. He was "sorry", he would "stop". She'd heard it all before.
"We talked about this. You promised, Jon. You promised you were stop eating things that aren't food. We can't afford anymore trips to the hospital. Not after you lost your job. Remember?" She stared him in the face. "The job you lost because you ate all your boss's paper clips. And the paper tray from the printer."