Can I Borrow a Pen?

I could not fit another thing into my purse. Frustrated, I decided it was time to clean it out. I was thinking, “I know I have receipts in there, but there isn’t much I don’t need.” I dumped the contents on the bed, and I kid you not, this was what I found:

ALL of those pens were in my purse. I’ve said before that I have an addiction to office supplies. This was a bit shocking.

In my class this morning, a woman leaned over and said, “I hate to ask, but do you have a pen I can borrow?”

I smiled, busting out laughing inside. “Sure. I always have extra pens.” That is an understatement!

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    1. Well, I can’t buy gas with pens, so I guess I have to limit my stock when I can no longer carry my wallet.

  1. LOL!! That’s EXACTLY what my purse looks like! But I’ve decided it’s not me… my purse is just a magnet for them!! :o))

  2. Yipes! And I thought that four pens was bad! I’m hooked on Uniball Vision pens.

    1. I would have thought I only had four in there. What a mess! I agree four is plenty. (Not that I don’t have six or seven in my writer’s bag, but I’ll admit I have a problem.)

  3. Most of my pens tend to come from my bank. Somehow, every time I visit the bank, I take a pen. Hmm, I wonder what that makes me

    1. Maybe you should replace the pens at the bank with ones with your name on them. It would be like payment for the ones you took and free publicity. 😉

  4. I’ve noticed this phenomenon before. In my experience, English and Accounting majors are some of the worst. It is my belief that office supply stores are the devil. We should probably have a support group. And a recovery program. If it’s just your purse, I wouldn’t worry. When you find boxes and boxes of them around your house, then you can worry.

    1. Daniel, I’ll admit to having a problem. A bucket by my bed has at least 20 pens on any given day. Ditto for my desk drawer. I do fell like an addict walking into an office supply store.

  5. I’m scared to see what is lurking in my purse… at this point, there’s no way to know for sure. I might put Mary Poppins to shame.

  6. My husband is constantly accusing me of stealing his pens. Unfortunately, he’s usually right and I’ve stuck it inside my purse, a writing bag, or a book to hold my spot. Guilty as charged.

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