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Grieving A Parker 51


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#1 ParkersAndPaper

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:22

I've experienced the horror of horrors today. I left my Parker 51 on a table in the conference room next to my office, and college students being what they are... it was gone when I walked back a few minutes later. Now I'm going to suspect all of my students for the rest of the semester.


Edited by ParkersAndPaper, 09 March 2018 - 13:20.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:27

It wouldn't hurt to just ask for it's return would it?



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:34

Feel sorry for you. Get another 51 sooner than later.
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#4 ParkersAndPaper

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 13:26

It wouldn't hurt to just ask for it's return would it?

 

Unfortunately, it wasn't a class.  I was simply lingering in the conference room.  It was taken by someone who was simply passing through.  My department is in a suite so it was likely a student that I know, but who knows which one.  

 

The sad part is that they likely grabbed the pen because it was a 'nice pen' sitting on a table.  The won't know to refill it.  When it runs out, it will probably be tossed in a bin.   


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#5 Corona688

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 15:37

The ballpoint or the other kind?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 16:44

Ouch!

You have my sympathy!

Here's hoping it will make its way back home.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 19:29

You can be almost certain that you will never see it again .... if you don't let folks know it was yours and you mistakenly left it behind and you would like to have it back, ... no questions asked.

 

In the 70's I was in college a few years after a turn in the army (after Viet Nam).  I Left my GI laundry bag in the laundry room and it went missing.  I left a note saying that it was mine and I was a little sentimental about it as we had been through a lot together, and I would appreciate having it back, ... no questions asked. It was on the folding table the next evening when I got back from classes.  Some times it pays to appeal to people's better nature.


Edited by DrCodfish, 09 March 2018 - 19:29.


#8 Nautical_Twilight

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 00:46

Aww, that really sucks.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:32

 

 It was taken by someone who was simply passing through.  My department is in a suite so it was likely a student that I know, but who knows which one.

 

Do, don't talk.

Post a notice and then talk to students that you do know are regularly in that CR, or were there that day, and have them pass the word around.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:11

A friend of my fathers is a university lecturer.

 

He was set to talk to first year engineering students, mainly 18 year olds and as rough as Old Nick, the talk was on ethics and part of the discussion was to watch a short film on the subject using a TV on a mobile stand with a DVD player. He wheeled in the 60inch screen into the room, gave a short talk, set the film going and then went for a cup of tea.

 

He returned 10 minutes later, no TV, no player and no stand.

 

All the students denied ever having seen a TV or the stand, they were very convincing, he thought he was going nuts.

 

Knowing that there was not much he could do or say he carried on with the talk.

 

At the end of the morning one boy left the room and returned with the TV.

 

'As it was a talk on ethics we thought we would put it to the test'.

 

He saw the joke, eventually.


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#11 mitto

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:39

Good. :)
Khan






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