Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A stranger "borrowed" my favorite pen...

and never returned it.

I'm really OCD about my supplies. I will literally spend hours in Office Depot searching for my favorite colored pens, post-it notes, highlighters, etc. My notes are full of color, and for some odd reason, the color helps me study. I was at Starbucks making notes with my color pens laid across the table, when a stranger came to ask if he could borrow my pens. "I will bring it back," he reassured me when I didn't respond right away. I thought he needed the pen for a few minutes to quickly jot something down. Ten minutes had passed, and he was still using the pen. (I guess he didn't realize that despite having 6 pens on the table, each was essential to my note-taking.) I felt bad asking for the pen back so I went to do something different. Two hours had passed and I was ready to leave. When I looked around the room...he was gone! And thus, so was my precious pen!