I was once told by a very wise man that there are a few items that I (as a man) will need to have.
#1. An AMEX card
#2 A Tuxedo (owned not rented)
Solid advice. There might have been a third item, but I took care of 1 and 2 so the 3rd was probably a Mercedes or something that I blocked out. However, I added to the list: I almost always carry an emergency $20 bill on me or in my car. It rarely gets used, it is more of a safety blanket. I will drive around looking for an ATM rather than break into the emergency Mr. Andrew Jackson. I found myself last week stumbling out of my hotel in San Francisco for a cup of coffee and BOOM, I was standing right next to Maido. Which is one of my favorite brick and mortar pen stores. (Ok, so I might have booked my hotel close to them on purpose, but anyhoo.)
I had some non-emergency money on me and picked up some of the usual suspects, then I took a look over at the disposable fountain pens that were above the really expensive fountain pen case and this hit me like a Venti Red Eye (black please)
Somehow, and I would need to check the security camera to be sure, the 4 year old emergency $20 was on the counter and this pen was in my hand and I muttered something about a national crisis.
t's only $16.50 here.
Who is this pen good for? (other than me?) Anyone. From the newest of fp newbs up through the crazy fountain pen junkies, they can all find a place for this in their collection.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.