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My life has been changed!,
I never did very well at school. I wanted to learn and it felt like all the words I needed were right there in my head, but I just couldn't get them onto the paper in front of me. If I really pushed myself, I could sometimes manage to draw pretty flowers in the margins but this didn't please Sir and I was soon in all the bottom sets. What really confused me is that I had no problems in cookery or textiles. At the time I didn't understand why I could grip and use a wooden spoon or sewing needle but couldn't properly hold my black-coloured pen for more than 45 seconds without dropping it on the floor and weeping.
Things were a bit better when I left school to go and work sweeping up hair at the local salon - yet again, the broom seemed to just fit into my grip as if it was meant to be there - and I saved up to buy a pink laptop. I still had trouble writing for a long time because, although the case was pink, the keys weren't designed for female eyes which, as we all know, struggle to discern between shades of black and grey. I could write for about 4 minutes at a time, though, and that's how I found out about these wonderful pens for girls like me.
As soon as they arrived, I was soothed by the pink packaging - I'd been feeling stressed after driving back from work because my hands just won't stay on the black, leather-effect steering wheel in my cute mini. Anyway, I quickly found a piece of notepaper with pictures of kittens round the edges and had a go at writing my name. It was amazing! The pen just stayed in place between my fingers, just like it always had for the boys in my class at school. Well, in no time I'd filled a whole notepad and had to go and get another one!
Now I've gone back to night school and hope to realise my ambition of enrolling on a childcare course next year. I'm also halfway through writing an erotic novel set in Victorian times - but with vampires!
My only criticism of these wonderful pens is that I get a bit bored with all 12 looking the same. I get around this my customising each pack. At the moment, the pen I have in use is covered in stripes of glitter and I glued a pink pompom and one of those diamanté charms you get on mobile phones (I couldn't fit any more on my phone) onto the top. I think BIC should start adding pens like this to their range because some women find it difficult to hold tubes of superglue properly - I asked the 6 year old boy who lives next door to help me.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2012 08:31:22 BDT
Miss L. A. Rawlinson says:
Oh joy. If life can be this good I will definitely buy some of these pens, right away. I've always wanted to be able to write properly, just like the boys do. Thank you for this very helpful review. I can see a bright future ahead now, and maybe I'll be able to find a job as a secretary with the help of these pens. Wouldn't that be something?!
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 11:03:15 BDT
Deborah Price says:
Yes, I always wrote in pencil because I didnt think it was seemly to use ink like the boys did but now I can use ink and my thesis on post particle neuron physics wont have eraser marks all over it - the joy!
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 12:28:19 BDT
Tasha Batsford says:
Chapeau madam :)
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 12:38:12 BDT
H Payne says:
If I weren't a woman, I'd want to marry you. Now, do you think they could do a fluffy pen. I like fluffy things. And kittens. I like kittens.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 12:43:55 BDT
I think a nice writing set for ladies might include powdered pink ink with a powder puff to apply it. In a kitten-shaped box.
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 12:57:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 16:09:16 BDT
Mr. Matthew N. Woodhouse says:
As man, I was in the Armed Forces, I held big guns and killed people with swords, drove huge lorries, and pushed aircraft carriers around in port, I was also trained to use Pencils, Fountain pens and chinagraph pencils, if I can be trained to use these, in today's modern society given the correct male instructor and counselling, I estimate at least 50 women could be taught to use these items every year, then they can write a daily shopping list and go food shopping for men. I'm glad the suffrage movement hasn't been wasted, keep up the good work Bic.
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 16:04:00 BDT
Douglas W. Robertson Jr. says:
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 16:08:10 BDT
Mr. Matthew N. Woodhouse says:
Kittens and pink fluff is the foundation of a happy marriage.