My grandfather gave me a Cross ink pen set for my birthday. For some reason, he’s really into ink pens, and I’ve never understood why. He collects different types and even has some that he keeps in a display case. I will admit that the pens he got me are pretty good and comfortable to hold.
The pens eventually started to run out of ink, so I went to a nearby store to find a Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill pack, but the store didn’t carry them. I had a feeling that it would have been a lot of trouble to drive to different stores to find the refill pack, so I just looked for it online. I was surprised to learn that the refill pack came with two colors that I hadn’t used. The set my grandfather got me only came with one black and one blue pen, but the refill set had a red cartridge and a purple cartridge.
Once I got my hands on the refill pack, I popped the purple cartridge into one of my pens and started writing a letter to my grandfather. There’s something about the purple ink that makes text more exciting to read.
I use a lot of ink when I have to take class notes. Most people in my class take notes on their tablets and laptops, and some even record the lectures with their smartphones. I prefer to take notes with paper and pen, because I feel that it sticks into my mind more that way. I burned through my ink in a month and had to get a Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill, or resort to using pencils to take notes, which I hate.
Normally I would buy the refill at a store close to my apartment, but the store was out of refills at my most recent visit. I had no choice but to order some refills online. This worked out in my favor, because I was able to buy the refill for a much cheaper price online, and it came with red and purple, two color cartridges that I rarely use. Usually when I use red, it’s for making revisions and footnotes, and I only use purple for doodling.
I tried writing my notes in all red and purple, and I actually liked it. The red and purple makes the information look more important, especially when it’s something that will be on a test.