If you work for a company that is restrictive with your expense items budget like I do you will end up buying some of your own supplies. One such of these items is pens. My weapon of choice is the Pilot G-2 gel writers. I find it writes in a much bolder color.
Although I normally keep pens in my breast pocket occasionally I will put it down especially if I am multi-tasking. Taking one of my pens without my knowledge is punishable by death, but when a pen is requested of me I normally willingly hand one over without a second thought. Most people I work with tend to act in a similar manner when it comes to their writing implements. It’s that we don’t trust each other, but it’s the fact that if your pen gets mixed in with the other gen pop pens we have for patient use it stands to reason that your pen will disappear by end of shift