Apparently, not everyone at the public affairs bureau lusts after specialty pens. A number of provincial government insiders have told us they actually like the bureau's standard issue writing implement - which, we have learned, is the reliable Paper Mate Flexgrip stick. In fact, the flexgrip, we're told, is even refillable - a big cost-saver. But there's just one problem. The refills actually cost more to buy than the pens themselves.
August 16, 2004