AUTHOR: ELIZABETH STINSON
THE BIC STOPS HERE: IN PRAISE OF THE HUMBLE STICK PEN
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Since then, very little about the pen has changed—not even the faded blue plastic casing. “When people see this pen, they know exactly what it is,” says Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict. “That Paper Mate keeps making it is a testament to it being a good enough pen.” Good enough, it turns out, to sell 90 million of these pens last year. Most of them are bought in bulk by schools and businesses who think they’re getting something cheap and semi-reliable. What they don’t realize is that they’re actually getting a classic pen, for the price of a few pennies.
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I like the line: “I love my stick pens, but I don’t exactly value them.”
TDBANK gives pens away so freely that I see them at competing banks. Something humorous about that!
If a competing bank uses TD pens, I wonder how good a bank they are. In the case of Wells Fargo, there is no doubt.
Guess where I bank?
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