By BowlofCherries - Australia - Sydney
Today, I was in a café when a construction worker asked to borrow a pen. The only pen I had on me was my brand new Parker, which I reluctantly loaned him. As he was writing, he stopped to think, and happily chewed on the end of the pen, which he later returned to me, glistening in saliva. FML
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Can I just say that fmls are really starting to get to the point where it's really not a big deal?! I'm not sure which bothers me more; this one, or the one with the woman who was so annoyed by the guy who says 'literally' a lot.

  eddeeezzyy  |  19

*power tools in background
Mr. Doback: Are those power tools?
Mrs. Huff: idk, they shouldn't be.
Mr. D: Hey Dale! No power tools!
Dale: What, nah, I'm just brushing my teeth!
Mr. D: That is not your toothbrush!

  auzz1_pride  |  9

Sorry if it looked like I was refferring to you(even though I didn't make contact to you in any way) but no I mean't in general when this happens. And if I was, I would have been supporting you not shoving it up your ass. And if you were not trying why did you say it didn't backfire?

  calilovergirl  |  4

How could you be do cruel to say that?? It's a Parker!

Btw does that mean it is some special pen? Unless you are a writer, a pen is a pen. They all look the same on paper. Get some bic pens and quit whining.

  itsame0987  |  18

I agree with 18. Ydi for 1. spending that much on a pen, and 2. Letting someone borrow a pen that expensive. Seriously op you could get several pilot pens for the price of one Parker pen, and pilots are great.


18- better yet- buy a 25 pack from the dollar store. ;)

I've honestly never heard of Parker pens... But in my experience, a pen is a pen... Unless you get into art pens... Which are a whole other ball game

  yahoowizard  |  16

They're amazing though. It's like a Rolex or some nice branded watch vs a digital watch for ten bucks. To each their own, and as for me, i love nice pens and crappy friends aren't a reason to not buy nice things

  Enslaved  |  36

Maybe the OP didn't buy it. I was given a MontBlanc pen as a graduation gift. I didn't spend money for it. Expensive pens seem to be a popular gift idea for that occasion. I love it! But I keep it at home with my check book. I wouldn't want to lose it. :o


57 has it right. At the end of the day, a pen is still a pen. They are used to write. Does it really heighten the 'experience' when writing with one that is overpriced? If it mattered so much to OP, he could have simply asked the worker to not gnaw on it. I'm sure he would have been understanding.


Well it should be a FML b/c dude paid more than a few bucks for a pen. His post should have gone something like this: Today, I realized I pay way to much for pens when a construction worker asked to borrow my pen and slobbered all over it, FML..

  kmsdvm24  |  11

Why is everyone criticizing the OP for buying an expensive pen? I don't care if he spent fifteen cents or fifty dollars on the pen; he kindly lent it out to someone and they CHEWED on it. That's beyond rude and disgusting! I would be upset too!

  Link5794  |  18

There are pens that write in proprietary metal alloy "ink". I used quotes because it actually works more like a pencil.

  Link5794  |  18

Also, there are pens with pressurized ink cartridges which allow them to write on greasy surfaces and IN SPACE!!! One is called the Space Pen because of this.