This process isn’t complicated: Purchase pen. Use pen. Dispose of pen. There’s no need to leave your chewed-up ballpoint around for posterity’s sake. Don’t you have some old Polaroids of girlfriends to cling to nostalgically? Throw the pen in the garbage and move on with your life. The apocalypse might come, the heavens might open, the messiah might return and still he’d toss your red BIC into the garbage can. There’s no use for it any longer on this plain of existence.
Urban Kvetch: Used-Up Pens