I suffer from The Paper Clip Syndrome. I become attached to people too quickly. They just use me for all kinds of sundry purposes, and not infrequently I get ‘bent out of shape’ to suit a miscellany of their needs until I finally just get fatigued and break. I get taken for granted. The paper clip appears simple. Anyone could have thought of it, but there were 50 patents beginning in the 1860’s for paper clip like fasteners. The modern two loop paper clip was manufactured (but never patented) in Britain in the early 1870’s by the Gem Manufacturing Company, so the modern paper clip is often referenced as the Gem paper clip.