I could use a pair of scissors right about now to remove the last scrap of packaging on another (new) pair of scissors. The problem-solution I’m describing is something like Cut It Forward, shears’ equivalent to Pay It Forward. Or, Do unto Fiskars, a gift-economy rule among craft tools and other similar objects.
Then again, what do I even need scissors for?
Extracting book shipments? Rescuing single paragraphs, sentences, or words from printed drafts via old-way cut/paste techniques? Non-symbolic games of Rock, Paper, Scissors (which, if I was lucky, might produce the rare play of double scissors, which, although a draw, would solve the initial problem)?