My college, as I have mentioned before, is an FPM lair. And this is another fine example. What you see in the picture was taken from the largest library facing college (at least one of the biggest 2) and it's a group of pens, Reynolds' pens, and the dry ink pen of choice for Fanar students… Ma khas! It's made in France, Bic and Reynolds' are the best ;-)!
What struck me as funny when I saw this orange collection of pens, was not that it was orange (the FPM color) and not the fact that it wasn't here 2 weeks ago… What's funny is it's price: 500 L.L. (almost 60cents). Now Blue Reynolds' pens are half that price, but colored pens are at 750 L.L.
Oh My God! It's a conspiracy! They want to sell more orange pens to make college seem FPM! While in fact it is not! That's how FPM rules in here… they sell orange stuff at a cheaper price and then make it look like FPM is a majority so… fearing for their security the Non-FPM members vote for FPM because they think they are a minority!
Ok… Ok… no it's not a conspiracy. It's just that when you have so much people wanting this color, they can afford to buy it in huge stocks and sell them for little benefit…
It was funny, but it kind of makes me think of one aspect of our political problem, we fail to put politics in its right place and to give it nothing more than its rightful importance.