On scented markers: The unsung heros of office supplies

I decided yesterday that I needed scented markers in order to do my work properly. Even though I work in an office, and not a daycare or circus school. So I asked the nice lady at the office supply store where they were.

Employee: They are right over there. And they’re non-toxic!
Me: Yes – well, I would hope so. Since you are actively encouraging children to sniff them.
Employee: [Blank stare.]
Me: And if they WERE toxic, I would hope that you would put them in the “Bored Teens” aisle, and not “Kids”.

Anyway. It turns out they didn’t even HAVE scented markers in stock. So I am forced to work with Sharpies, which do not smell like anything. Sigh.

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