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Old 11 February 2024, 03:03 AM   #1
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Free / Found NOS Montblanc Pen Story

So, my company's corporate office is bifurcating. The C-suite, investment, and accounting teams are moving to a new building and the operations team is staying in the current building.

As the departing folks are cleaning and packing their offices, they're putting the items they don't want in the kitchen for others to take. Stuff like company SWAG, briefcases, laptop cases, etc. are all finding their way to the kitchen. It's kind of cool... like a swapmeet for people to be able to take things they might need and give stuff one final chance at life before being thrown away.

On Thursday, I walked into the kitchen and, sitting by itself, on the center island was a large Montblanc pen box. I thought it was odd because it wasn't on the counter with the other "up for grabs" stuff and it wasn't the typical item one would give away. So, I investigated it and, inside is an older (tarnished), never used, sterling silver Montblanc Solitaire Legrand rollerball pen.

I immediately thought that somebody put it down to get something out of the refrigerator and walked away and forgot it, so I took it to my office to secure it and then proceeded to let our receptionist know I had it. I then called our Founder's Executive Assistant to let her know in case it belonged to the Founder.

Well, sure enough, it was our Founder's. He had it laying around in his office forever, had never used it, and didn't want it; so he asked her to give it to someone and she put it in the kitchen.

She immediately said, "Oh, he will be SOOO glad that you got it!!! I should have thought of you because I know how much you love nice pens!!"

I took it to the local boutique to have it cleaned and found that this pen was released in 1996, so the pen is likely 25 years old with all accessories brand new.

The pen is now cleaned, looks spectacular, and will probably be in daily use!!

Guess it was a lucky day!!

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Old 11 February 2024, 03:09 AM   #2
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Very lucky! You will love to write with it! Nice!
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Old 16 February 2024, 03:08 PM   #3
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Nice boss!
World needs more like him.
Be sure to send him a handwritten thank you note.
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Old 19 February 2024, 08:44 AM   #4
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Well done!
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