There’s something strangely satisfying about this


It feels pretty good.

It feels pretty good.

Part-way through this semester, my professor handed me a large stack of official-looking papers relating to an ethics consultation with a CLSC here in Montréal. He indicated that the papers should be shredded when I was done with them, since their contents were sensitive.

It felt good to put them through the shredder. I think it might be the finality of the act. There is a satisfying noise that the machine makes as it takes all the meaning out of the paper that you feed into it.

It’s magical really: Pages and pages of meaningful information go in one side, and then strips meaningless paper come out the other end.

By the way, I only have one paper left, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’m writing too.


    title = {There’s something strangely satisfying about this},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2010-04-26,
    url = {}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "There’s something strangely satisfying about this" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 26 Apr 2010. Web. 19 Oct 2018. <>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2010, Apr 26). There’s something strangely satisfying about this [Web log post]. Retrieved from

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