PaperMate Pens - Bummer!

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    For decades and decades, the PaperMate pen has been the standard of the ball point pen industry. I wonder if anyone has noticed a problem that has developed with PaperMate pens in recent years. If you put the pen to paper and start to write, it won't work. No ink comes out. Before you can write with the pen, you have to first "start" it by finding a piece of scrap paper and then moving the point of the pen over the piece of scrap paper in back and forth scriggles or circles, in order to get the ink flowing.

    If you finally get the sucker going, and then you set it down for any time longer than six seconds, you have to "re-start" it all over again when you want to pick it up and start writing again. I have tried other ball point pens. They don't do this. They write from the git-go every time. You don't have to "start" them at all. What's up with PaperMate?

    If anyone knows anyone at PaperMate, I would suggest cluing them in on the fact that their product, which used to be great, now SUCKS.

    Has anyone else noticed this problem with PaperMate pens?
     
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    Georgie...when your goldfish is sick, to you take him to the vet?

    When you have this much time on your hands, you should be making toast with a hair dryer.
     
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    I still use a chicken feather quill and a bottle of black ink. Works just fine every time.
     
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    I don't have a goldfish. He died. He died because I didn't take him to the vet. I haven't tried making toast with a hair dryer. Sounds interesting.

    So, as I said - anyone else experiencing this same problem with PaperMate pens? I am mainly looking for a geographic answer, i.e., I am in the western U.S. I would be interested to know if others have noticed this is other parts of the country.

    Only people who know how to read and write need apply.
     
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    Doggy, ever worry about how you will know when you run out of invisible ink?
     
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    Reading and writing gets way too much credit.
     
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    But you digress (hijack).
     
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    The first thing you need to do is remove the clear protective plastic coating they now put on the tips, that should solve your problem.
     
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    Where have you been George...they have been like that for decades now.

    Pens At JOON New York - All The Best Pens In The World!
     
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    This is USMESSAGEBOARD you write whatever it is you like and if he has time to write about papermate pens then he has time.

    Im sorry you may not have the same amount of time.
     

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