Phyllis Doyle profile image 93

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?

 
This question is closed to new answers.

sort by best latest

MizBejabbers profile image89

Best Answer MizBejabbers says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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.

M. T. Dremer profile image92

M. T. Dremer says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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."

jlpark profile image91

Jacqui (jlpark) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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."


  • See all 2 comments
Millionaire Tips profile image88

Shasta Matova (Millionaire Tips) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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.

lisavollrath profile image89

Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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.

The Examiner-1 profile image82

The Examiner-1 says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
Loretta L profile image76

Loretta Livingstone (Loretta L) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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.

Alastar Packer profile image83

Alastar Packer says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
peeples profile image89

Peeples says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

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

Penny G profile image76

Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

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

SimilarSam profile image72

Sam (SimilarSam) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
profile image0

sheilamyers says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
  • Phyllis Doyle profile image

    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.