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« on: December 02, 2011 12:19:42 PM »

This is an oldie but a goodie.

Receptionists know how impossible it is to keep pens at their desks; their desks seem to be a free-for-all that the entire office to help themselves to whatever they want. And if someone asks to "borrow" a pen, it is likely never to come back.

So many of us do this:



It's just silk flowers, hot-glued to the top of Stik Pens, wrapped in floral tape, and stuck in a vase.

If someone asks to borrow a pen, hand them one of these. It's a cute surprise and it's highly unlikely they'll walk off with it. And even if they do walk off with it, it's easy to find it again.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011 03:03:44 PM »

I always enjoy these when I encounter them at an office or retail shop! It's such a cute and clever idea.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011 05:43:52 PM »

I would purposley try to walk off with those!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011 02:15:22 PM »

Excellent idea, no more guys just instinctively putting the pen in the shirt pockets!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011 10:25:15 AM »

I assumed it was something to do with the figurine when I first read your title and saw the thumbnail photo. Smiley
That is such a clever solution. I love the fact that the pens are in disguise and have two roles being a vase of flowers but also pens. I will definitely be wondering about vases of fake flowers in the future; I didnt know they existed until reading your post.
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