LPT: While lending someone a pen, don’t give them the cap. When they are done writing, they will have to return it or keep a capless pen.

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keepthetips

I’ve never known anyone to be bothered by a capless pen.

TaterCup

LPT: go on amazon and buy a bulk pack of 144 bic pens for $12 and if someone needs to borrow a pen give them one cap and all and offer to let them keep it

gotrades7

If they do keep the pen, carry around the cap just to spite them. That way if they ever ask again, you can look through your pockets and passive aggressively say “sorry, all I have is a cap”

_Exxcelsior

This is a great tip, i often found when lending a pen for a work card signing by the time it came back (if it did) the lid would be gone

Orkahm52