The Other I

December 10, 2008

How to write in nine languages

Filed under: Just Stuff,Survival Strategies — theotheri @ 2:33 pm

Peter is filling out a government form which says it must filled out with a black ballpoint pen.  Forms written with any other writing utensil will be rejected.

So he bought a packet of black ballpoint pens at our local supermarket.

They came with directions.   Written in nine different languages.

I was so astonished at this font of information of which I have been ignorant for nigh on seven decades that I googled “directions for ballpoint pens.”   That didn’t produce any results, but there is a website featuring ballpoint pen techniques, with which I have not yet acquainted myself. 

But I bet everyone reading this now wants to know about all the other fascinating things I do with my time.

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