I came to realize this as I sat at my desk today mindlessly clicking a pen for absolutely no reason, and I got to thinking about the pen that I was clicking. It wasn't clicking as it should be, it was sort of sticking and had I knew that it wasn't writing well - that it was running out of ink. It was a classic Bic click pen, the style that millions and millions of businesses have had their names imprinted on, and this one was no exception. It had a pretty hideous color scheme: maroon click top and tip with a forest green shaft. It used to have, in gold, the logo and name and phone number for a friendly local Native American casino. Since I also have a sort of oral fixation, it is covered with teeth marks from where I have chewed it (it is sticking out of my mouth as I type this, to be truthful) and the logo has long since been flaked off. It is my pen of choice, and it has been with me for a long, long time. I am trying to keep it and use it until it is out of ink.
|These are the kind of pens that I prefer to write with. I want to |
get my hands on each of these.
Anyway, I was thinking about this particular pen that I had been using for a long time, and how it started at work then was with my checkbook for a while and then went back to my desk at work, and I was thinking about all the things I had written with it. That got me to thinking about the pen I used to sign the papers for my house, and how I had specifically picked out that pen to use to sign and maybe I should memorialize it somehow like people do with pens that are used to sign important treaties and legislation and how the governor will sign something with multiple pens and give some of them away to important dignitaries and on and on and on and that is when I realized I had a problem.
|I even make my office use these, since|
I order supplies and this is all I will order.
I admit it, I have a problem with pens. Sort of a sick and probably slightly illegal thing with them. And I probably always will, especially considering I have my next two pens down the line picked out and waiting to replace the one I am currently clicking away at as soon as it becomes totally inoperable. That is just the way I am.