Which person are you: The one who always has a pen or two in your pocket, or the one who borrows pens and, like as not, doesn't return them?
(Shamefully, I'm one of the latter – although it's usually not on purpose. The upside is I save a lot of money on pens.)
Whichever you are, you should check out this funny bit of ink pen venting from three writers at Perpetual Post. One of the best parts:
I am a pen carrier. My spouse is not. As you might imagine, this leads to a great deal of strife. He is always borrowing my pen, which means I am subsequently without a pen. This is grossly unfair, since I brought the damn thing in the first place.
Sometimes, when he asks to use my pen, I lie and tell him I don’t have one. I look him square in the face, and I lie. He knows I’m lying, too, and it makes him a little sad. But there are days that I simply will not give in. There are days that I need to take the power back.
And then there's this from Seth at Good Pens: He raided his wife's pen cup and discovered, among the junk pens, a Pilot Hi-Tec-C she'd nicked from him.
He apparently feels pretty strongly about his Hi-Tecs.
You can pass me a kid with a diaper that has passed maximum load capacity and I will gladly share the responsibilities...but come on....a High Tech-C? That just hurts.
For those who've never seen one...