I wish there was a company out there that made nothing but shredders. I would be buying their stock, and posting this story, repeatedly, each day.
PS: When you hit Office Depot for that new shredder, don’t skimp on a cheap one, but beware of the “ultra-secure” cross-cut variety. They jam a lot more than strip-cut family. And buy the extended warranty – when it finally breaks (after you jammed a copy of some politician’s memoirs down it) – you’ll be glad you did.