I work supporting special needs students with various devices that use headphones. Many get dropped while headphones are plugged-in breaking off and leaving a piece inside the headphone port. Before many of the devices would be put aside, some with stirrrers or writing pen inserts sticking out not being used in classrooms.
Some are easier than others especially when someone else tried a failed hack removal method before you.
Have never gotten one out on the first try but ive repaired many devices and return them back to classrooms where they can be utilized once again.
Stop taking coffee stirrers from restaurants or breaking usable pens. I keep it tucked away on my badge holder so i can fix it on the spot.