This month HP is asking for individuals to submit stories about how they found a surprising alternative use for an everyday object. One of our writers Kevin Dalias wasn’t shy about sharing his story about how his Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL router got him a date — and no, we’re not talking about how Kevin used his new internet connection to sign up for eHarmony. Read ahead for his hilarious story about how a network ID flame war in his apartment building garnered him some new friends and lovely evening with one lucky lady. And if you’re feeling especially inspired you can tell us about your own surprising uses for commonplace items here!