I generally get the "You're crazy" look just for carrying a fountain pen, knowing them well and handling them well because I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy in trekking shoes.While not exactly on-topic, I'd like to cite the most enjoyable and extreme conversation about fountain pens. I was again wearing a t-shirt and jeans and was in trekking shoes while the conversation was taking place.
XX: You know, bayindirh, I'd like to buy a Mont Blanc sometime in the future, after mastering this (he has a Lamy Logo at this point).
Me: A Mont Blanc is nice, but why no other brand? There are a lot of stylish, good looking and high quality brands you can try.
XX: Because the people I talk with use these pens. The places I attend demands it.
Me: If you want make an impression, using a good (I'm thinking of CP-1, 2000, some Pelikans at that point) FP everyday and having a signature ink so people can know that you were the person who wrote the note or the thing will be much bigger than carrying a Mont Blanc occasionally.
XX: But, you don't understand. The people I'm talking about are <insert some high figures here>.
Me: Oh, I understand. My grandpa is a friend of the people you talk about. I've personally met with some of them. I know them. I'd still do the same thing around them. Carry my ordinary pen with my signature ink.
XX: Oh, OK.
Edited by bayindirh, 05 August 2020 - 12:07.