There was some stuff still lying behind the couch, and one of those was the 'closing binder' of the Semergy deal: all the notarial acts and stuff. It's been irrelevant for about 3 years now, and it's time to clean it up. But there were lots of pages with sensitive information (passport numbers of rich people, addresses, the salaries of my Cap Gemini colleagues of 2000 [though, oddly enough, not those of xaviar_nl] as well as lots of signatures). I dumped the 'generic' pages, and we shredded the stack of pages with personal information on it.
And so it goes. At first the contents of that binder were going to make me rich ('screaming rich' as RW put it repeatedly), then it was a brick to hit the investors with, then it was a source of nostalgia. Now it is trash.
Sic transit gloria mundi.