Thursday, July 1, 2010
Share the love
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who said that he never fails to get a comment from friends and colleagues when he takes one of his great pens out of his pocket to sign the lunch or dinner tab, flourish his signature or take notes in a meeting. The same holds true for me. So it got me to thinking about how important it is for all of us to share our interest in fine pens and get others excited about the possibilities they offer. Whether you consider a pen a fashion accessory, a writing tool, a collectible, or even a status symbol, let others know about the joy and fun they bring. Tell them there’s a whole community of people who love them, talk about them and read about them (and, of course, buy them). We, after all, are the ones who drive the pen market and incite manufacturers to stretch the limits and offer new and exciting products each and every season. Unfortunately it sometimes seems like pens are the world’s best-kept secret. Pass on your interest and insure their future. And leave the hotel pens where they belong—in the room.