Admittedly, I try not to walk off with anyone else’s pens but if I’m being honest, it’s bound to happen. I mean, I like pens as much as the next guy. But I know how it feels to be victimized by a pen thief. I’m careful about where I keep my favorite pens. Oh yes, I have favorites…and I hide them.
So, I’m talking about pens because, well, I’m back to work and I do more than just type on a computer keyboard. I do a lot of writing. It’s the craziest thing how a pen can make all the difference in one’s penmanship. It’s also crazy how, when one really likes his or her pen, they go to extremes to keep the thieves away.
*No one actually got their hand slapped in the above attempt at pen-thievery. It was just a demonstration of what could happen in the event of an attempted pen snatching.
But I digress. I’m referring specifically to Paper Mate’s new InkJoy pens (deemed “World’s Most Stolen Pen”). They sent a pack of them to me in this cool, fingerprint storage safe. This is serious business, people. I have Pen Theft Prevention posters and decals readily available to display in my office. Sure, the company where I work has a staff of four others who might think I’m a little nuts but, as I said, this is serious. Actually, I was really nice and gave each of my coworkers an Inkjoy pen. See, we all have a different “color” we use to identify our work. So, it works out quite well. If anyone’s pen goes missing, we know immediately who has swiped it.
That’s Jack. He steals dirty facial tissue, paper clips and the stray staple. You can report someone (or some animal) for stealing your pen at Paper Mate’s Facebook Page for a chance to win $2,500. Guess how many InkJoy pens you could buy with your winnings!?
Bottom line is, Paper Mate’s Inkjoy pens are brand new and they write very smoothly (think gel) without smudging. I like them. My coworkers like them, too. Check ‘em out next time you’re in the market for new pens.