I have just taken three pens out of my bag.
At least six students turned up to a lecture last week with nothing to write with and nothing to write on.
Because I needed everyone in the lecture to write down information that I was giving out, I Lent Pens.
No More Mrs Penlending Guy!
A few years ago I noticed a tendency (reported here) for students to come to my office for a tutorial with a sad, scuffed, bendy, almost-empty multi-pack pen, and leave with one of my fave pen-fellers.
I took to only having the latest sadscuffedbendyalmost-emptymulti-pack exchange-pen in view, and the phenomenon abruptly ceased.
The three pens are safe.