Do you have favorite stores that you like to do your shopping in, or a particular type of store that you like more than others? I do. Now this might seem a bit odd, but I’ve always liked drug stores or Pharmacies. No it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I have to take medications regularly … nope, I just like drug stores.
When I was a teenager I used to go to the drug store and wander through the cosmetic aisles. I wanted to be a Make Up artist and I just adored looking at all the different brands, shades and the variety of products. I did eventually get my Make up Artist and Special Effects make up certificate too.
These days though, it’s different aisles that grab my attention. One is the greeting card aisle. There’s such a variety of cards to choose from theses days. Of course, I don’t always find just the right card when I’m looking for a particular one, and that can be disappointing. Occasionally when I look for a greeting card for someone I’ll find two or three that I really like. I tend to buy all the ones I like when I find them. This saves a trip out when I need a birthday card because I might just have the right one in my own greeting card stash.
Another Aisle that I like is the one that usually has office supplies, pens, school supplies, return address labels, and post its. I’m drawn to the pens in that area. Oops did I make a pun there? LOL
You see, I’m left handed. Yes that explains everything for my readers doesn’t it? Yeah, I’m different- as you know. I do write like a right handed person rather than curving my hand into a weird position like some lefties do, but still I have trouble finding pens that I really like to use when I’m writing. I don’t know if that’s just me being picky or if it’s a factor in being left handed.
I like the pens that are just a little bit thicker than those really cheap pens that are sold in packages, not the big thick pens though- they’re too big. The ones with the rubber grip are best for me. Just like the greeting cards- if I find some pens that I like I buy a few of them and hide them away at home for future use.
Oh and I do have to hide them. My husband must be a penaholic. If I leave a pen out on my desk and walk away it will disappear. My husband will have taken it into a different room with him and then he promptly loses it, or he’ll take my pen to work with him. He, like I, works in a hospital. Do you know how many germs are floating around in hospitals? If he takes my pen to work it’s his, I don’t don’t want it back.
As hard as I try he must steal at least two of my pens each week, and that’s why I’m always wandering the aisles of the drug store looking for new pens.