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#1 jmccarty3

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:34

While writing with fountain pens in my medical practice (an activity soon to cease, thanks to the U.S. Government), I often get comments from young patients, or the children of patients: "Gee, what a neat pen!" I decided to be prepared if a youngster shows a genuine interest by ordering ten Pilot Petit1 pens in various colors, along with accompanying cartridges--total cost about $50.

 

My first candidate was a 14-year-old football player whose mother was lamenting his lack of interest in his school work and his school's failure to teach cursive writing. Instead of the usual eye-rolling sneer that one gets from most teenage boys, I got the impression that this kid might be interested in improving himself. I sent him on his way with one of the Petit1s, after showing him how to load it, and gave his mother a note about Michael Sull's "American Cursive Handwriting" book.

 

Who knows? At worst, I'm out a few bucks, but the kid seemed grateful--it beats handing out Tootsie Roll pops or Mickey Mouse bandaids.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:45

While writing with fountain pens in my medical practice (an activity soon to cease, thanks to the U.S. Government), I often get comments from young patients, or the children of patients: "Gee, what a neat pen!" I decided to be prepared if a youngster shows a genuine interest by ordering ten Pilot Petit1 pens in various colors, along with accompanying cartridges--total cost about $50.

 

My first candidate was a 14-year-old football player whose mother was lamenting his lack of interest in his school work and his school's failure to teach cursive writing. Instead of the usual eye-rolling sneer that one gets from most teenage boys, I got the impression that this kid might be interested in improving himself. I sent him on his way with one of the Petit1s, after showing him how to load it, and gave his mother a note about Michael Sull's "American Cursive Handwriting" book.

 

Who knows? At worst, I'm out a few bucks, but the kid seemed grateful--it beats handing out Tootsie Roll pops or Mickey Mouse bandaids.

 

Nice - thanks for sharing this! :)



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 02:59

This is a pretty original and clever way to introduce people to fountain pens. I don't doubt you'll at least turn a few people on to them.



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Posted 25 December 2014 - 03:31

What a wonderful idea!  Even better (for me) that it is happening here in Cowtown :)


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 03:32

yeah thats great idea. What changes are the AMA implementing ?  Paperless documentation or something ?


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:28

It's nice to see generosity extended in the healthcare family. I actually started carrying a fountain pen at work because of the shift to digital--ePCRs had to be completed in ballpoint, whereas now that they're entirely done on (evil, heavy, work-destroying) tablets, I can confidently use an FP for the rest of my paperwork (narcotics logs, timesheets, etc.).

 

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:39

very very nice..... all the best,



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 22:52

You will find it more rewarding than selling the pen, with all the hassles.

Hike the Appalachian Trail.  Poke a hole in the dirt, and drop your apple core. 

Come by in a few years, and see what grows.  Planting a fountain pen seed 

can be interesting.

 

Well played.


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