Last week (or no, I guess it was the week before), I went to leave my coworker a note in his cube. I hadn't brought my pen with me, so I looked around on his desk for one. Normal people usually have a cup or some type of receptacle containing a variety of writing implements. But no, there was nothing! So I looked in one of his drawers (I didn't think he'd care, and he didn't). Still nothing. ??????
I ended up going into the cube next to him, which is now vacant, but sure enough, even though no one uses that cube anymore, there was the obligatory cup with a whole bunch of pens.
So what gives? When I asked him about it later, he asked me, "So can you write with two pens at once?"
Well, no, but... "Then why do you need a bunch of pens?"
Good question. The problem is, I remember using one pen all last week and now I have no idea what happened to it. And now I'm looking through my cache of pens, and can't find one that I like.
If you ask Erick, he'll tell you that I'm always taking the pen he uses to update the checkbook out of the desk drawer. From there it goes to the kitchen drawer, by the phone. From there it goes into my purse. Since I have multiple purses, that one pen may not surface again for months, if at all.
The same happens with the ones we keep in the car. They diminish slowly, then I find a whole bunch of them in the bottom of my purse.
I'm not sure what happens to the ones I use at work.
So, is this a guy/girl thing?