Last week I waltzed into a shop, picked up a spiffy new leather fedora to go with my jacket. I whipped out my Carolina Blue FC #27 and signed the CC slip. The girl behind the counter looked at it, made a remark that she liked it & asked me about it. I took a couple of minutes to go over fountain pens and I let her test it for a few seconds. She gave the pen back & I went on my merry way. Fast Forward to yesterday... I stopped into the same shop & picked up a last minute Christmas gift. I again grabbed the pen ( yes, the same one ) and without thinking twice, started signing away. From almost the other side of the store, I hear "I remember that pen!" and there was the same girl flying up to the front of the store to look at it again! Instead of letting her borrow that one to test it out again, I took out the B&B Essential ( my #27 has a Med. Stub, the Essential has a Med. Italic ) and let her try it. Has anyone else had the experience where you were remembered at a store you seldom shop at merely because you used a fountain pen, or am I just a magnet for crazies?