Aubrey Posted July 12, 2008 Share Posted July 12, 2008 The icky, cheapy kind that one might throw away just because they *are.* He said, "For the upcoming semester." I said, "I have shoeboxes FULL of pens, ALL better than those." He said, "But they're 88 cents." I said, "I don't care if they PAY US 88 cents, we're NOT bringing THOSE home." It's important here to note that he did the same thing about 10 yrs ago, the first time we went school shopping together. Only we were at the campus bookstore buying books, & he was paying a lot more than 88 cents. I told him *then* (before we were even engaged, dating, anything) that I thought he was nuts to buy a new package of pens for the new semester. Did he NEED them? No, he just bought new pens every semester. Well, he probably needed them, but only because he'd lost them all the semester before. Here's the kicker, though. When we moved & I was culling stuff, I actually put several brand-new never-been-opened bags of pens in give-away. Because we NEVER USED THEM. WE'VE GOT BOXES OF PENS THAT GO BACK TO THE 70'S & HAVEN'T BEEN USED YET!!!! (And that says a lot, since we were both born in '79!) When I explained all of this to him after we got home, he just laughed & said Ghandi would be proud of me. I told him I'd give him *much* nicer pens than the ones he had picked out at WM. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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