Sometime around 1990 when I was the office manager in a restaurant I coined the phrase, "Anything purple is mine. If it's purple, don't touch it." This was primarily a defense against having young, irresponsible managers breaking and losing my stuff. Alright, I was younger than them, but much more responsible and dammit things needed to be STAPLED at 7am on Monday morning so I didn't have time to be messing around.
I wasn't a morning person, what can I say?
Now on Amazon I've run across a t-shirt that you might suspect I had made. Anything purple is mine. Everything else can by dyed or painted. Funny.
But seriously. Leave my stapler alone.