"Yesterday, someone in this room gave me a document with a yellow paper clip."
"I know that multicolored paper clips look 'pretty.'"
"But I remind you that we are on a tight budget!"
"We can't be throwing away all our money on colorful paper clips."
"Do I make myself clear?!!"
"I salvaged that paper clip from incoming mail."
"Now excuse me while I stare at my watch and wonder how much you're paid per hour."
"I'm sure you've done inefficient things that I don't know about."
"Two minutes is... $5."