That excessive number of pens!There was a recent thread about how if we take an inventory of the house, we would discover exactly how many appliances, furniture, etc we have. Let's talk about stationery, especially pens. Have you found that every now and then somebody is buying a new pen, and the number of pens either in the pen stand or a drawer or just lying around has increased to an amazing number? In my house, I once found an entire packet of ballpoint pens in a cupboard that we didn't realize we had! The refills had long since dried out and not been replaced.
I think the penchant for buying a new pen perhaps is due to that refill. We sometimes don't realize that the pen we bought will not have a refill that can be replaced. Sadly, it becomes a use-and-throw product. Some pens are of the type that requires a refill of a specific length and we cannot do some artistry of cutting a longer one with a blade and somehow squashing it into the pen! Then there are other stationery products such as a highlighter or sticky notes or a box of paper clips that may have been needlessly bought when we already have them.
Have you found in your home or even at the office too many pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, etc that are not even frequently used?
(When raising this topic, I recalled that photo that Sun had shared of his work desk with a pen stand full of a variety of pens.)