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18 Problems Only People Slightly Obsessed With Stationery Understand

"Hey can I borrow your pen?" :::screams forever:::

1. Getting pen marks on your highlighters.

2. Buying a beautiful notebook only to realise it's not ruled how you like it.

When I realize I bought wide ruled notebook instead of college ruled

3. Losing a coloured fine liner so you're left with an incomplete set.

4. Having one item that just won't fit in your pencil case.

5. Ink showing through on the other side of the page.

6. Your writing getting smudged.

7. A pen that works when you test it on your hand, but not when you actually write on paper.

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8. Someone asking to borrow a pen and you knowing damn well you'll never see it again.


9. Ripping out a page of your notebook for someone who needs paper, and feeling a sense of loss.


10. Being unable to stop buying new notebooks despite having stacks of untouched ones.

11. Sharpening your pencil over and over because it won't stop breaking.

12. Buying a diary but discovering the weekend bit is tiny. / Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

13. Finding out your lovely pen is the wrong ink colour.

14. Paper tearing when you put it in a ring binder.

15. Choosing a new planner and finding it to be one of the most stressful decisions ever.


16. And then seeing someone else's planner and regretting the one you bought immediately.

17. Using an eraser that turns out to make things worse.

18. And finally, trying to fix a spiral notebook when this happens.