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924 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by rustedpurity

When a pen stops working, do you draw endless amounts of spirals to get more ink flowing or just toss the pen in the trash?


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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 1/14/03 - 12:41:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Endless amounts of spirals.. I don't give up that easily on pens *sigh*.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 1/14/03 - 1:47:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I'll do a few spirals to try and get it working again. It works, most of the time.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 1/14/03 - 1:57:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
not endless, only like about 4 or 5 then i toss it
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 1/14/03 - 2:22:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I lick it, then draw spirals.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/15/03 - 3:51:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
First I check to see if it still HAS ink, if it does I run it against the sole of my shoe, then draw spirals. Usually works. If it doesn't (or if there's no ink) I throw it out.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/15/03 - 3:54:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Shake like a maraca. Then spiral. ALL OBER the page.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/15/03 - 3:54:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sorry, Ober should be Over.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/15/03 - 3:55:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I once drew a ton of spirals and THEN licked it. Burnt my tongue. Never again.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 1/19/03 - 11:49:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always try to get it to work by doing that!
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 1/19/03 - 11:54:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I draw spirals, as I almost never have another pen handy. I had an exam two days ago and my pen ran out after four words (no exaggerations), but fortunately I DID have a spare that time.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 3/14/03 - 12:40:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cheap bic stick throw away, My favorite ball or fountain spiral and then check ink level
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 3/14/03 - 12:42:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
well ill try the circle thing and if that dont work,i just open it up to see where the ink's at.if there no ink,i toss it.ive had 4 pens go out on my while taking tickets one time....4 of them basterds.i tell u...pens are evil!!! very evil!!!!
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/26/03 - 10:44:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I always draw tons of spirals :P
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 4/24/03 - 12:40:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I try to get the pen to work again. hate throwing away pens, it feels like such a waste.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 12:25:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
My parents like to draw spirals in vain, then put the pen BACK into the pen holder.

So the house is full of pens that no longer work.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 2:41:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I refill it. Of course, I'm one of the very few people who use a fountain pen...
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 9:24:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I only use Pilot Precise V5 pens. They work well, last for a long time, and they have a window on the side so you can tell when they're out of ink.

Their only problem is that they can leak pretty easily if subjected to force.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 3:20:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes and I also suck the nib.

If I can still see the tinest bit of ink in there, I'm gonna try to make it come out.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 3:22:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/22/12 - 3:20:21 PM QwErTyGiRl wrote:
Yes and I also suck the nib.


9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 4:03:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
spirals
desperate spirals
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 4:31:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
A few spirals. Sometimes a flame to the tip works - but you have to be careful not to melt the plastic or it's all over.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 5:15:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! Try a quick run thru a flame. Easy does it.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 5:42:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I pretty much ruin the paper desperately dragging the pen trying to get some sign of ink life.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 7:51:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Spirals upon spirals.
And, when that doesn't work, I put it away to try again later.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/22/12 - 7:56:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't spiral. I zig zag.
But first, if there's a lighter around it takes a quick trip through some flame.
If it doesn't work, that pen is relegated to the donation box.



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