Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Of pens and pins...

Do ALL pens and pencils grow little legs and scurry away to hide just when you need one desperately (a pen/pencil, that is. Not a leg) to take notes while someone gabbles vital information on the phone?

I understand this sudden-appendage-growth theory is based more on Enid Blyton than anything more specificially scientific, but since I believe there is no scientific explanation, I’m going with Enid Blyton.

(Also, you understand, I haven’t actually seen pens and pencils grow legs, but I have it on authority based on extensive and exhaustive readings over the years of Ms Blyton’s works that such things either:

1. Happen when you’re not looking.

2. Happen even when you are looking but you can’t see it because you’re not a child, as the various magical activities of faerieland are not open to grown-up scrutiny.)

And to end this on a completely unPC note, what wouldn't I give for a paraplegic pen right this moment...

7 comments:

brinda said...

hallelujah and prise the lawd! she actually pens more than sunday scribblings... and paraplegic pens, indeed! the word verif thing you insist upon is "slymsil" -- that's a pencil that slyly disappears when you need it, yes?

Shyam said...
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Shyam said...

Hey, you wanted a non-Sunday Scribblings post, so I pencilled it in my "Things to do for Brinda" list :) And today I penned the post! :D

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Hmmm. What do you want it for anyway? That's what I want to know. And know what? The pens that are handy, do not write! How's that? More annoying than no pens, huh?

meerkat said...

i a movie i saw last week, 'state of play', russell crowe gives a necklace of pens to his associate who is constantly searching for a pen to write things down. that is what you need. watch the movie , not just for that but because it is an excellent thriller and you and pete can recreate that scene ;-)

meera

Kamini said...

Pens and pencils have a special gene that render them immune to paraplegia. This gene also ensures that they dry up and stop writing just when you need them.
I suppose it's all the fault of those naughty golliwogs in the nursery!! (never realized this while growing up reading Enid Blytons, but apparently those golliwogs are a racist concept!)

shrooty said...

haha! isn't it also weird that it is usually the nicest pen or pencil you own that disappears?