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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    For check writing, I only have to warn the recipient to wait until it dries.

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    As usual, I ensured the ink was dry before handing the form back to her. Yes, I wonder if the animosity was directed at me. I had queried a particular detail and I get an impression she doesn't like being asked to explain herself.

    And since I work as a freelance, perhaps there's a bit of outsider status / insider discontent thing going on there, too.

    But she could have objected to so many other things; it was the pens that got the hate.

    In fact I wouldn't have used the fountain pen if she'd given me the entire form to read through instead of just asking me to fill in certain details with the form already open to the relevant page - "You don't need to worry about the rest". If I'd read the entire form I would have read the request for ballpoint to be used in the small print at the bottom of the first page. (Don't worry; I was filling in financial numbers, not signing anything I hadn't read.)

    Biros are biros in the UK, Bics in France, and ballpoints in the US. Is there a nickname for Kugelschreiber too?
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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    ...In fact I wouldn't have used the fountain pen if she'd given me the entire form to read through instead of just asking me to fill in certain details with the form already open to the relevant page - "You don't need to worry about the rest"....
    Next time, ask her, "If the rest doesn't matter, how about if we just cross the rest out?"

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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    Is there a nickname for Kugelschreiber too?
    Yes, Kuli!

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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    kazoolaw..Hear Hear.....
    This person who talked to the OP...Is an honest asshole....You learned something about her....Except it for what it is and move on.....
    Much Ado About Nothing........Every day a curve ball is thrown at us..catch it...move on...........
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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    "I had queried a particular detail and I get an impression she doesn't like being asked to explain herself."


    So she lashed out at that.

    Keep on using your pens.

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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    Thank you Jens - I should have realised that - I have a few Rotring Tintenkuli!

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    Default Re: Animosiity - why do some people hate fountain pens?

    Biro is the word I learned for a ball point pen. They were all biros, even if Parker made them.

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