Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Because this is my blog, which is mine and which belongs to me, I take this opportunity, which also is mine, to lay down the law.

To wit, when I become Emperor of the World, failure to click closed a ball-point pen will constitute a flogging offense.

I mean, how hard is it to apply a single digit’s worth of pressure for an instant in order to ensure that said pen is secure and the ink on the tip isn’t left to dry out?

At Port Swiller Manor, evidently, camels and eyes of needles ain’t in it, because I cannot recall a single instance in the last twenty years when I have found a pen in said secured status.