At banks, at hotels: there must be millions of promotional pens circulating out there, vying for your attention. Aside from a couple of oversized Chase pens that fit nicely into my son’s hands, I tend to ignore them, picky, as I am, about what I use to write. Of course, if by chance they make their way into my home, I feel a certain obligation to use them up, though I like to relegate them to the car, where there never seems to be a pen when I need one.
And yet they still circulate. How many promotional pens is one offered in the course of a year? In a lifetime? Beyond grade school, when specific school supplies are dictated from on high, pens must be the single easiest item to go through your life without purchasing.
What do you do with branded pens?