I'm just curious to know how often other people manage to see others using fountain pens in day-to-day life? And when you do see one, do you say anything to them?
A little background on what happened to me yesterday....
Until yesterday, I only knew of one other person in my workplace (a major multinational company) who uses fountain pens regularly. But he was the guy who introduced me to fountain pens so he doesn't count.
But yesterday, I was in a meeting with a bunch of people that I had never met before. I was listening and taking notes, when I noticed that a person in the meeting was using a Pilot V-pen! What I wanted to do was to squeal with joy and immediately ask her why she decided to use fountain pens, why she chose the V-pen, and whether she wanted to go back to my desk and try out my pens
What I actually did was start taking slightly more copious notes with my LAMY 2000, with a fair few more flourishes, in the hope that she would notice and we could have a fountain pen chat after the meeting. In my defence, it was a fairly important meeting
Next time I see this woman, I will wander up to her and have a chat about fountain pens, but in the meantime I was wondering if anyone else has ever had the experience of spotting another fountain pen user in the wild?