Sometimes you find out something about yourself in the strangest of ways. Turns out, I’m a pen snob! Thank you to Grant for pointing this out to me in a very weird way. Grant wrote about his experience aboard a flight wondering why everyone doesn’t carry a pen to fill out custom forms. The part I found most interesting was what Grant said in his comments, “Fancy hotel pens are the best. I just have 2 cheap pens from who knows where.”
I know I may be weird, but I couldn’t believe this. Cheap pens from who knows where… NO WAY. I have a great stash of pens from hotels all over the world, and even when I’m not using one of those, I definitely have my preferred pens. Pens from who knows where… NEVER. That’s when I self-identified as a pen snob.
I immediately went into my stash of pens and sent Grant a bunch. Certainly he would have his preferences, right? I was curious, and so the battle of the pens began. I asked him to write the same thing with each pen, and he did. I even sent Grant my coveted pen from the Park Hyatt Milan. Yes, I’m that nice :) I sent him pens from Sheraton, Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt, and Park Hyatt and wondered if his favorite pen would be the same as mine. I gave him no clue as to which pen I preferred.
Here’s how the battle of the pens came off. Grant wrote, “Hi Shelli, I wonder which pen will be my favorite” with the 4 pens I sent him and the 2 “who knows where” pens (they are actually from Holiday Inn Express and Marriott Vacation Club). Which pen would he prefer?
Then Grant said, “I can’t really pick a favorite, but if I had to carry just one pen, I’d pick the Sheraton pen since it is the largest and I don’t have to squeeze hard to hold it like the 3 smaller pens.” He then asked me which was my favorite. Turns out it’s the Sheraton pen too! There are times I do prefer a skinnier pen like a Hyatt pen, and I always carry one of those with me, but in general, I’m a Sheraton pen girl.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this pen-off! How about you? Which hotel pens are you a fan of? Or do you not care because to you, a pen is a pen? Let me know!