Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I know that this might seem weird but I take my writing utensils very seriously. At work, I use a Zebra F-Series 301 Stainless Steel Retractable Ultra Fine Black Ballpoint Pen. It is the best pen ever. It sits atop my keyboard and everyone knows that they'd better not use it if they know what's good for them. I have a pencil cup next to my monitor and people are welcome to those cheap BIC pens. But keep your hands off my Zebra. (I have actually let someone use the pen before, but she just needed to write something down right there and she didn't even leave my office.)

Last night, I left my Zebra in its rightful place, safe and sound. This morning, the unthinkable occured. Someone took my pen! When I got here, the very first thing I noticed was that my pen was missing. I searched my pencil cup, drawers and the floor around my desk. It is oh-so-missing. If you're thinking, "Chill out. It's only a pen," you obviously do not realize it's the best freakin' pen in existence.

My first suspect was obvious. It's the woman who has had a history of stealing wite-out from my desk. I strolled over and said casually, "Hey, you haven't seen my silver clicky pen, have you?"

She looked at me with wide eyes. "Did somebody touch your pen?"

She knows how I feel about that pen. I asked everyone. They all haven't seen it unless they're covering for someone, in which case, wrath with be brought to bear.

All morning I've been using a Zebra XA-07. Still a Zebra, but it's just not the same.

1 comment:

Corrine said...

oh I love you! Sorry about your pen.