Yup, ball point pens used to be made to stand up to the rigors of everyday life. They could take a lickin' and keep on tickin', so to speak. I had a Bic once that helped me out of many of life's travails. If I was lost out in the woods of western Wisconsin, I could get out of the elements by using my trusty Bic to stake up whatever lean-to I had fashioned; I could take the innards out of it and use it as a blowgun to catch me some supper; and then I could even use my trusty Bic as a skewer to roast whatever wild game I had happened to shoot. OK, nothing like that ever actually happened, but if it had, I would have trusted my Bic pen completely. Yup, that was a good pen.
|Yup, they sure don't make pens like they used to...|
Well, my little rant about pens is over. I think I'll go and try to figure out why they've been making blue jeans tighter and tighter. I'm sure there's gotta be a good reason.