I was down at her desk today asking her to order some supplies and talking about the weekend when her pen broke, her biodegradable pen. I told her maybe it already started its biodegrading and went on about how you can't trust that stuff, you don't know how long you will have it, like the Sun Chips bags. How long will it last? (And yes, I'm aware that it has a long shelf life and probably waits to biodegrade until in the compost, but it's more fun to live life thinking that the bag that holds your chips could disappear back to mother earth over night from your pantry).
Pam asked if she should put the broken piece in water and see how long it takes and I laughed and said, "Plant it and see if anything grows" ...which of course, is illogical, you can't grow a plant from a piece of biodegradable pen, but wouldn't it be cool if you could plant your dead pen, give it some water and sunlight and walla! You have an office plant.