Wow. I have to say how delighted I was to hear that so many of you ladies out there routinely hem your trousers with the aid of either superglue or staples. (My preferred method of sellotape was roundly and rightly condemned as amateurish and dangerous to washing machines.) The sheer practical inventiveness out there is impressive and of course, your collective cluelessness with a needle makes me feel much better about myself. Blogging: cheaper than thereapy.
I do think there is a business opportunity here though, prompted by what Spiral Skies said: if you are going to have the flash of staples in your breeks, why doesn't someone market a stapler intended for the purpose? With a range of colour-coded staples, like those boxes of assorted coloured threads you get with some sewing kits? You could make them a feature - sparkly rhinestone ones for evening wear, sombre greys and blacks for business wear. Or use contrasting ones to show how quirky and cool you are. Geometric patterns for the arty among you. Presumably they could make the staples out of something other than metal, though, so that you don't have to take your trousers off to get through airport security.
I am convinced this is a genius idea and am off to prepare a patent application. I promise I will almost certainly, probably, cut you all in on the profits when I am a millionaire. Maybe.