If there is one thing that always ticks me off, it’s when somebody steals my pen(s). I’m a bit of a pen snob and can’t have just any pens. I always have to get the Uniball Gel Pens. They write so smooth and they are like my babies. However, when I was working more often at the dentist office, people would always take my pens and never return them. It got to the point where I would reach for my pen holder, and I wouldn’t have anymore pens. That made me a little ornery. I started getting more pens and then putting my name on them. That, or sarcastic ‘don’t take, or else’ phrases on sticky labels on the pens. This way, even if they did take my pens, I can easily identify them.
But, the pen thieves still strike and take my pens and I have to go hunting for them. I legitimately have a pen-phobia, but that’s preferred to some other phobias out there. People sometimes think I’m weird when I walk up to them and say, “Can I please have my pen back?” or “I know you have my pen,” or “You done with that?” I can go on and on and on. But, I won’t do that to you. You guys haven’t stolen my pens… yet.
And on that note, it’s been real!