One luxury I afford myself is using pens that write well at work. My favorite are the retractable gel roller ball pens that make up the G2 line from Pilot.
The trouble with using nicer pens is that co-workers borrow them without returning them or accidentally grab them during meetings or while I’m away from my desk.
That is, they used to disappear until I started doing this.
Step 1: Order these red pens
Step 2: Order these blue refills
Step 3: Put the blue refills into the red pen body (DO NOT THROW AWAY THE RED CARTRIDGES; SAVE THEM UNTIL YOU NEED TO WRITE IN RED)
Because what serious businessman is going to want to write with a red pen?! Who wouldn’t want to spend $7.92 for two pens you’ll never have to replace?
My real life results are that I haven’t lost a single one yet! In fact, I’ve left a “red pen” in someone’s office by accident and had it returned just as fast as someone would return a stinky bag lunch.
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend 🙂