Keeping emergency supplies at work can help save time and money because you don’t need to go out and buy something more expensive (see: a meal out) and unplanned right when you need time most. It can also improve your productivity by decreasing discomfort.
#1 and #2 discuss further.
#1: It rained really hard and I got soaked. The sandals will dry eventually; meanwhile, I’m barefoot in my office
#2: I have emergency back-up shoes here
#1: I wish I had socks, but oh well. I’ll just sit on my feet
#2: : hm, I seem to have taken my emergency backup cardigan home to get washed
#1: I have an emergency backup umbrella in my office, which enabled me to give my regular one to a colleague who was heading to class unprotected. I have a blazer that lives on my office chair in case of chills. I also have tampons, floss, mirror, ibuprofen, etc.
#2: let’s not forget emergency chocolate!
#1: almost out of that! Still good on emergency nuts though
What contingency supplies do you have in your office?