So I bought this really expensive padfolio made out of leather, and I was soooo pressed because when I ordered it online, it said that it came with a pen loop. Well, when I got it, I saw no pen loop. I was heated because I felt duped out of the money that I knew I overspent for something I could’ve bought at Staples. I even called the company to complain and let it know that it was selling items that it falsely advertised; but of course, the woman told me what I knew she would tell me: I could return the padfolio for a refund. I didn’t want to do that. So I let it sit on my barstool until I could figure out what to do with it.
From time to time I would look at that padfolio, and not believe how much money I spent on it, but was still too happy with its sleekness to return it, so it stayed on my stool.
I picked it up one night and kept asking myself how companies dare to sell padfolios without a pen loop, which is only the most important thing that anyone wants in a padfolio anyway. I kept staring at the inside of it, imagining how I could create a makeshift pen loop or take it to a place that could make one for me. And that’s when the miraculous appeared. There it was staring me in my face. Only it wasn’t a pen loop, it was a pen slit. The leather was so sleek, and the slit so inconspicuous, that I hadn’t even noticed it hiding in the spine after opening the padfolio dozens of times. I slipped my finger in it to see if it was what I thought it was, and tada! It was! The pen loop! What I had been silently cussing the company out for not featuring in its merchandise the entire time, was actually there.
You don’t know how happy I was to be so pleasantly surprised. I instantly realized that there’s no substitute for close inspection and patience. Even the customer service rep told me when I had called to report my dissatisfaction, that they had stopped selling the style with the pen loop that I thought I ordered. Clearly, even she wasn’t in on this sleekest version. Now, I can hold my padfolio knowing that it was worth every penny, even if there are better ones at Staples that can help you multitask a lot more for a fraction of the price.