Friday, November 28, 2008

Guest Pen Cup #1


I am at my parents for Thanksgiving and wanted to try a new thing called "Guest Pen Cup" I decided a long time ago that I can tell all I need to know about people by taking a quick look into their pen cups. It's like a window to the soul.

In this case it's strictly utilitarian along with a comb just to increase the odd factor a bit. I am pretty sure I had that Sanford King Size marker 15 years ago. I am not sure how the American Pencil Co. Brown 1212 drawing pencil crept in there, it's at least 50 years old.  There are some Sharpies and a few run of the mill crappy ballpoints (I thought I taught them better.) But if push came to shove, the contents would cover just about any situation Macgyver would come across. (including wind blown hair.)

2 comments:

Frick said...

That looks just like the cup on my desk - a letter opener, pens from various hotels, x-acto knife (no blade), paper clips & some loose change.
Funny thing is I never use anything in the cup, it's mainly for when people pop in ask a question get an answer, need to write something down and don't have anything to write with - so they reach for "The Cup".
Funny thing no one ever walks out of my office taking any of those pens with them.

Nrepose said...

Cool idea! Here is a picture of mine, although it has changed a little since then. Nr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/number_13/2741670378/sizes/m/in/set-72157606334343580/