Thursday, July 10, 2008

Where have all the good pens gone?!

At work, I often find myself in need of a pen. Why, you might ask. Well, hi, I'm Annie Snow and I'm an office manager. In addition to all the post-its and staples I use, pens are a necessity in my day-to-day life. I have a holder on my desk devoted to them.

Not all pens are created equal. I'm quite devoted to the Uni-ball Vision pens with the blue/black ink. They last a long time and flow quite smoothly without any gaps in the writing. Yes, in case you're asking, I am a little OCD about my pens. Who wants to be taking a phone message or editing a document with a pen that goes kaput every few seconds? No one? Yeah, I didn't think so.

In an effort to save a little money, my company has scaled back on the quality of pens we purchase. My boss wanted a secret stash of the good pens, though. Hmmm...the secret must have leaked because they're always gone in the blink of an eye.

The conundrum lies here: whenever I need a pen, I go rifling through my desk organizer that contains a myriad of pencils and highlighters and whatnot...and more times than not, the pen I want is not there. The thing is, I can always go find a new pen. But usually it's my GOOD PEN that has been swiped by someone. Whether it's unintentional or downright sneaky, I don't care...I just want to be able to sign my name and have it read 'Annabelle Snow' and not some sort of jumble of lines and dots that don't make sense--and I have stellar handwriting! I want to be able to take a phone number down and not have to look at the indent that the pen made (where there is no ink to be found) in order to figure out which number I should dial.

Please. If you see my missing pen, return it to its rightful owner. And if you ever find yourself in need of a pen that writes well, but there's not a one in sight...then you and I can commiserate.


Blogger Bree said...

Where's the ink-wise Hercules to fit the rising inbox?

July 10, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Blogger Aaron & Devony said...

I can commiserate with you! I am quite partial to the ZEBRA Sarasa® Gel Retractable Roller Ball Pen (I went and found the actual name for you). They are very smooth, consistent, and actually end up being a lot cheaper than most of the other "good pens" out there. Check them out. I love them and always will. Until then, good luck.

July 10, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Blogger Laceski said...

Ahh, the Uni-ball Vision. A fine pen, indeed. I personally prefer the Pilot Precise V5 (extra fine), but it's a close call...

July 11, 2008 at 9:34 AM


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