What is it about pens that makes you want to collect them?Â It is not like you can make use of an unlimited number of pens. And yet it whenever I see a cool pen – or even just a new pen – I think: “I could use that.” At the bank or store, at work or at the office supply store – wherever I see pens I feel the need to acquire more even though I have more pens than I can use at home and at work.
There is something about the idea or utility of a nice pen that I seem to covet them. Like I need to hoard pens in order to never be without a handy, elegant or well constructed pen.
Now to be clear, I don’t want to collect cheap bic pens but rather pens that write well and are comfortable to use. Not necessarily “fancy” pens just well made that write clear and well.
I am not sure if this is some natural instinct to collect things or it reflects materialism or just the fact that I am cheap. I think it has something to do with this belief that if I just had the right “things” around me life would be better and easier.
Weird, anyways, do any of you share this urge to hoard and collect pens fancy or not?