over lunch i bought some new pens. because i am a new pen buying junkie. i love getting new pens.
i got the uni-ball vision ELITE, because uni-ball makes a mighty fine pen and because i was having a mighty hard time finding blue pens [what is it with pen manufacturers? don’t they see that the public demands blue ink?].
anyway, short story long– the packaging on the vision ELITE says “NEW airplane-safe technology.”
“hey sonja,” i said, “what’s airplane-safe technology?”
“i dunno,” she said. “maybe it means you can’t shove the pen through someone’s throat.”
“c’mere. let’s see.”
eventually, i read more of the packaging and i learned, “the innovative design of the vision elite prevents ink from leaking during the rapid air pressure changes that occur on airline flights.”
not as fun as my theory.