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    Talking Do you chew on pens while thinking in between bouts of writing?

    Do you chew on pens while thinking in between bouts of writing? I don't chew on pens, but sometimes I lend my pens to other people and they chew on them before returning them to me. How common is this phenomenon? I don't mind; I just rinse the pen and keep using it. But then I feel embarrassed when people see me using a chewed pen, because they'll assume I was the one who chewed it. Also, sometimes I lend someone a pen that was chewed upon by someone else, and I worry that that borrower will be offended when he or she tries to chew on the pen but finds that it has already been chewed. Should I go out of my way to tell pen borrowers that I do wash my pens after they are returned to me chewed?

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    That would be me. Even after having them open up and get ink on my mouth, catching myself chewing a pen that I don't know where it's been, etc, I still do it. Hard habit to break.
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    I don't even think about it if I see someone using a chewed pen or pencil. I've never chewed pens, but I try to not use anyone else's pen because you never know where it's been.

    I REALLY try not to use pens to sign in at doctors' offices. The few times that I've not had my own pen to use, I've washed my hands immediately afterward.




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    When I was a kid, I used to do that until about the 5th grade. Then, a red "Bic" exploded in my mouth and I had to walk around the schoolyard all day looking like I was wearing lipstick.
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    I don't and never have. I doodle or tap the pen on something.
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    I so seldom write with actual pens that I don't have time to chew on them. Back in the day though, yeah.
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    ICK ICK!!

    I rarely use a pen...maybe to write a check. That's about it. No chewed pens in this house! I also carry my own in my purse for work.
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    If I chew on a pen while I'm thinking, depending on the pen, I can think faster or slower
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    Sharing a Chewed Pen. Well thats like chewing your cud and throwing it up onto a plate and offering it to some one else to eat. Yuck!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    If I chew on a pen while I'm thinking, depending on the pen, I can think faster or slower





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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    you ok there bud?
    Don't you just hate it when someone's balls are hidden so well, they can't seem to find it themselves ~ RSA

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    I chew on pen caps, not the pen, I also bend paper clips in odd shapes when I am thinking or working on a case, you can usually tell the amount of thinking I do by the number of paper clip shapes laying on my desk. It is done sub-consciously and I don't even realize it The most I counted was 27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    you ok there bud?
    What kind of pens make you think faster or slower?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Fed View Post
    I chew on pen caps, not the pen, I also bend paper clips in odd shapes when I am thinking or working on a case, you can usually tell the amount of thinking I do by the number of paper clip shapes laying on my desk. It is done sub-consciously and I don't even realize it The most I counted was 27


    Doesn't make sense here..shouldn't that number be like 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    What kind of pens make you think faster or slower?
    The Sharpies makes me sharp
    Don't you just hate it when someone's balls are hidden so well, they can't seem to find it themselves ~ RSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    The Sharpies makes me sharp

    GUFFAW!

    I chew on pens all the time, and borrow them to people. I'm horrible, I know. I also chew on the tabs for pop cans and bend them with my teeth (horrible, I know), chewing tobacco, I chew on straws, those plastic floss thingys....I just like things in my mouth.

    The only pen I will not chew on is one that is not my own (if I can help it) and any pen that I have loaned to someone while I'm on a call. One time I saw a jailer give a pen to an inmate to sign some paperwork, and then 20 minutes later he (the jailer) had the pen sticking out of his mouth. I was like "AHH!!! DUDE!! Do you know where that's been!!???" He got crosseyed and looked down at the pen and went "BLEH!!" and spit it out. HILARIOUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    ...I just like things in my mouth.
    Dear, you're going to be hearing about this for WEEKS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Fed View Post
    when I am thinking or working on a case, you can usually tell the amount of thinking I do by the number of paper clip shapes laying on my desk. The most I counted was 27
    The above is hilarious! I was cracking up!! What kind of shapes do you make?
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