Recently, I bought a dining table and seven chairs from a craigslist seller. The chairs are sturdy but need a good scrub and new seat covers.
I began working on the chairs today. When I took the seats off, I discovered that whoever last replaced the seat covers must have seen a few too many action movies. You know, the kind where the bad guys don't bother to aim their guns, they just fire about 46,000 bullets in the general direction of the hero. Why do I think this? Because they used over 100 staples. PER SEAT. This one, for example, has 137 staples. Assuming a similar number for each seat, that's about 950 staples I have to pull out one by one. This might be the most heinous case of staple overkill in recorded history.
Oh, and they also apparently tore the fabric with their teeth.
Speaking of movies... a modified quote from one of my favorites:
"Why would anybody want to put in 137 staples?"
"It seems so unnecessary."
"It's what we call overkill."
"It's what we call psychotic."