24 October 2014
The conversation turned to the topic of our favorite writing utensils. I proudly materialized the BIC Triumph 537R Roller Ball (Extra Fine Point) from my purse. We passed our pens around the pub table, applying ink to a spare piece of paper. No girl could persuade the others of the superiority of her particular pen. The owners breathed sighs of relief when their precious property concluded its turn around the wooden surface. We tucked our pens into our purses, and I thought how fortunate I was to find myself in the presence of women who took offense to the ballpoint.