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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Have you ever been in a meeting or on an important phone call and grabbed the nearest pen? Have you ever, absentmindedly, put it to your mouth because you do that to all your pens? Has it ever had a taste to it...like someone else had that pen in their mouth and you’re pretty sure they ate potato chips recently?


Update: And then did you forget and put the pen in your mouth again?

18 comments:

Emmie said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

I prefer to believe that the pen, never before touched by human hands, fell into a just-opened bag of potato chips, and you didn't notice you were pulling it from the potato chip bag because you were too busy thinking about the important phone call. I think that's the far more likely scenario.

pflower10 said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

b. said...

Dear Lord, yes.

Eric D Snider said...

Why were you in a meeting, silly? Get back home to your children!

jeff with a J said...

Has anyone seen my pen?

b. said...

...and then do you leave it in your mouth and say, "Oh, screw it, I already got the fungi that was growing on it..." or do you take it out?

~j. said...

no.

~j. said...

ps: Em! Mie! Love your hair!!!

compulsive writer said...

No. Thank goodness. But then I've recently begun making up for it by eating whatever it is my youngest so earnestly offers me out of his grubby little hands.

And goodness knows when was the last time those were washed. Or where they've been. I'm sure I'm building up resistance to a whole plethora of gross things.

Brooke said...

i'm the one who can never find a pen (even a potato chip clad pen), and so i'm always pretending to write it down as i commit a phone number to memory.

pretty much unsuccessfully.

fijiangirl said...

Yum.. I hope the chips were a good flavor!

Rachel C. said...

Gross.

sarah k. said...

Always carry your own writing utensil.

This falls in the same category as when I pour myself a drink, leave the room, come back and take a sip, only to notice new and interesting floaties. Someone in my house cannot see a full cup and not partake. And at the ripe old age of 3, he does not yet know the subtle art of not backwashing.

the claw said...

Want some Lay's?

kiki said...

I'm pretty sure that plastic tastes like chips. Isn't that what that Doritos X-13 flavor is? It has, like, a Surgeon General's warning on the outside of the bag? I think it says something about ingesting plastic.

Ditto the love for Emmie's hair.

Eliza said...

Hey Azucar, thanks for the comment! I didn't know you even knew who I am! (knew who I was?) I'm a big fan of yours.

Ummmmmm too bad about the tater chip taste, or maybe it's not such a bad thing. Did it make you want to go open a bag? You can't have just one you know.

April said...

hahahahahahahahaha

*gag*

hahahahahahahahaha

Queen Scarlett said...

The pens I did this with didn't have flavor... lucky you. hehehe

1. Gag
2. say "oh sh--" in the my head
3. think to myself - do not put pen in mouth"
4. repeat

Thanks for the memory.