I got my stapler back today. Office Space commentary aside, it's really interesting when you consider it: there are two people involved in stapler displacement.
Person 1. Where's a stapler? Here's one.
Person 2. Where's my stapler? Hmmm. Someone probably borrowed it. Perhaps I should put out an office memo, inquiring whether someone has my stapler. I'll waste an hour of productivity thinking about it, posting it on my blog, etc. In the meantime, I'll try to make do with a paperclip, scotch tape, or other inferior binding method.