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What Do People Say To You When You Whip Out That Pen?

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Poll: Common perceptions (444 member(s) have cast votes)

What do people say to you when you get out your FP?

  1. "My, that's a weird looking pen." (48 votes [8.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.05%

  2. "That's a cool pen!" (162 votes [27.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.18%

  3. "Is that a fountain pen?" (177 votes [29.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.70%

  4. "Is that a weapon?" (12 votes [2.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.01%

  5. "Can I borrow it?" (38 votes [6.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.38%

  6. "Do you use fountain pens? I do too! (goes off into a monologue)" (18 votes [3.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.02%

  7. "That's a very posh pen." (51 votes [8.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.56%

  8. Other (write them in the posts!) (90 votes [15.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.10%

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#501 FountainPenGuru

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:31

They stare at my pen.

Edited by FountainPenGuru, 10 January 2020 - 05:34.


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:32

Pen is a black fat long Waterman Phileas FP.

Edited by FountainPenGuru, 10 January 2020 - 05:33.


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 14:24

I get the odd comment, but I try to fly under the radar with my L2K which. The steel version isn't as stealth as the makrolon as I'm discovering. 

 

It ranges from "Do you prefer fountain pens?" To "Check out mine!" and someone proudly reveals a Montblanc ballpoint and insists I try it. Usually a Starwalker which is in fact a very nice pen. 



#504 inkstainedruth

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 00:40

Mostly nobody notices, even now.

But yesterday I was in a local yarn store to get a specific size crochet hook (I had gotten an inexpensive set at Michael's -- there's a sock pattern in a book I have that calls for adding beads to places in the pattern, but was afraid that the hooks in the set would either be too large to fit through the holes in the beads, or too small to hook the yarn); the ONE crochet hook cost more than the set of six did.  :( 

When I went to sign the credit card receipt, I ignored the proffered pen and pulled out one of the pens I had with me -- the pink TWSBI 580-AL, B nib.  And the woman in the store said "Oh, that's a pretty pen!"  So we had a nice chat about some of the other pens I have in my stash, particularly the vintage ones.  :D 

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 00:41

Sorry -- dreaded duplicate post.  The "post" button stuck on me and I couldn't tell if it had actually gone through or not.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


Edited by inkstainedruth, 11 January 2020 - 00:42.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."





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