I’m strange. I’ll admit it.
I’m very particular about my writing pens. It’s not just the type of pen, it’s the fact that it’s my pen and I like to know where it is when I want to use it.
Ok let me explain … my husband is a pen stealer. This is probably why our small household of two goes through sometimes as many as two packages of pens a month. The packages I’m referring to usually have a dozen pens in them!
We both work in the hospital and that’s another area where you guard your pen with your life. The hospital doesn’t supply the staff with pens. They probably got wise years ago. So, as a result of there not being any pens at work, and often no one to borrow a pen from because everyone knows they’ll never get it back … we buy our own pens and take them with us.
Ok, so Chris brings a pen to work, I do too when I’m working. He could use the same pen each day until it runs out of ink like I do, but I guess he’s one of those people that either give their pen away out of kindness or misplaces it. So he’s always getting a new pen.
I have pens that I like to write with and they’re in the hands off zone on my desk. Well, if Chris can’t find a pen he always tries to steal one of my writing pens! ARghhh … Of course if he does manage to steal my pen without me knowing it that’s when I’ll discover that the latest package of pens that we bought is empty.
Sometimes it feels like a very strange obsession, but after writing this out I realize that almost everyone that works at the hospital must have a bit of a pen obsession since they are so hard to come by at work.