This leads me to start combining (cramming together) the contents of several boxes, which leads to the inevitable destruction of several (overstuffed) boxes. It's no surprise, of course. I can see the sides tearing apart from the corners.
I'm examining one box in particular, and the lines of pressure converge on one point: a simple roll of duct tape. I remove the offending article, and the box breathes a sigh of relief. I find a less destructive position for the duct tape, and replace it in the box. It immediately rolls back to where it was, and the box tears a bit more.
I pull out the roll of duct tape once again, and consider whether I really need to store it. Sure, duct tape's nice to have, but is it worth the trouble it's causing? If only I had something to brace the box with.. I could hold the sides together, put the duct tape back in the box, and go on with my life as though nothing had happened.
Yeah, that'd be good.
Do I have any masking tape around here?
Doesn't matter - masking tape''s not strong enough. What I really need is some duct tape.
Why can't I ever find that stuff when I need it?