I would love to have a second Conid but there are so many pens and so little money to go around.
This is always true. Once I got my second Sailor (the KOP, after a really perfect Realo) I really thought I was finished lavishing money on pens. But carrying any favorite pen to school makes me uneasy--I've had things stolen by students right off my desk after lectures. So I was originally hoping for a nice little pen, a little on the tough side, unspectacular, unalluring: something I wouldn't horribly miss if something happened to it. If I had stopped with the first Conid I saw I would have been just fine. But the kingsize streamline demonstrator with titanium knobs, once seen, cannot be unseen; the same with the AntwerpPen. The loss of either of those I really would grieve. So this choice feels both provisional and also final. I think I really want two pens, not one, and I just shouldn't do that.
Edited by tubular, 08 April 2019 - 23:53.