I have used these Bic Cristal Stic Ball Pens for as long as I can remember. They were always the pens I used as a child at school, then I always found them in the pen pots at work, and I still have some in my desk at home. They just seem to be the standard, reliable ballpoint biro pen that everyone has in their home or workplace. There isn’t anything particularly fancy about them, they are very basic, but they write very easily, the ink flows out of them smoothly, so they are comfortable to use. I can usually always guarantee that I will find one that works too, even if it’s been tucked away in a drawer for some time!
Another great aspect of these pens is that they come in a good variety of colours. I used to have black and blue ones for writing at school, but then red and green ones for anything that needed a separate colour. I do remember teachers also using the red ones for marking school work, so they really are widely used.
The pens are also really cheap, and you can order them in a big box, so they’re not the kind of thing you need to be afraid of loosing. I usually carry one around in my handbag, but I don’t mind if I give it to someone and don’t get it back, or I leave it somewhere. It’s a great basic, classic pen.