Why not? You've never noticed an Internet thread straying from the original topic before? And simply noting one's age isn't very interesting.
There's also an assumption implicit in the original question that older fountain pen users may have grown up with them. That's not necessarily the case. A given user in his fifties or sixties may be as much of a newbie as a given teenager.
I think you didn't get what I wanted to say. My mistake that I didn't elaborate enough. Sorry.
I am not at all opposed to sharing stories or experiences. They make the thread an interesting read. What I wanted to say is, relating your age with such incidents or part of histroy gives you a range of age, not the exact age. I follow a thread i post on for 7-8 pages of the goes on for that long, and I like to summarize results. Poll takes care of that in this case. But exact ages would be better.
Sorry, if my love of numbers offended anybody.
Edit: here is my story,
I didn't know anything about fountain pens except from the fact that they had bigger nibs than gel or ball pens. We had an environmental science class in 7th grade in which we were enocouraged to take up fountain pens as they don't pollute the environment with those plastic refills. So, the same day I went home and asked my mother to give me the pens grandfather had left behind for her.
This was back in 2005. So I have been writing with them for 11 years now. IIrc, we had that class in the month of septmeber.
Better order a FP design cake.
Edited by Dhruv_Sood, 14 September 2015 - 14:23.