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Are you a "pen keeper"?


When you visit doctor offices or any place where you have to fill out paperwork, do you keep the pen the receptionist gave to you? Or do you return it with the paperwork?

 
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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    I never thought of that, but you are right. If their name is on the pen, it is advertising. So, it is good to ask if you can keep it.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Now I feel guilty for keeping pens that aren't mine. I will follow your example of the effort to return pens. Thanks.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    I carry pens in my purse, but sometimes one feels so right in my grip that I keep it. My doctor's receptionist last week said, "oh, that's okay. We just keep refilling the holder because we put the pens there for our patients."

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Now a Uniball would tempt me. In fact I have one I kept last week from my spine doctor's office.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    My sister does that. Once a pen is in her hand it is like glued there.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    That is nice. I think pens are like puppies -- they get attached to whoever is holding them.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Well, that is a good way to do it. Thanks, Penny.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Hahaha - my Mother was a nurse and she brought home pens all the time. She said "A nurse never has enough pockets or pens."


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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Sheila, when I worked in an accounting office I was the one to keep control of supplies inventory. I had to order generic pens, at least two boxes a week. Those pens disappeared fast ! It is good to make the effort to return pens. Thanks.