We also grew up using Apsara pencils to ink pens, Reynolds ball pens, then Ocean gel, and finally the Add gel pen.
Back in the day, convincing our parents to buy us the expensive (Rs 20) Add gel pen felt like moving a mountain because we could get Ocean gel pens for Rs 3 only.
But times have changed and inflation has hit us real bad. We just realized this when someone tweeted that Add gel pen now costs a whopping Rs 40.
Today I learnt that an Ad Gel pen now costs Rs. 40. 40 RUPEES FOR AD GEL PEN
— Ruchita (@roocheetah) June 23, 2022
Yup, we cross-checked and it’s nothing close to the price at which we used to buy it back in the day.
Ruchita’s tweet just came as a reality check that we are getting old and inflation is real, God Damn It! And just like those annoying uncles and aunts who used to lecture us about their era and how they used to walk kilometers to school, Twitter went berserk and spoke like them about their zamaana.
Inflation is real.
Sorry for being too old like a dadaji, but hamare zamane main I used to get it for 12₹. pic.twitter.com/ROyV3cDWD9
— Cheese stuck on the 🍕 box’s roof (@_bha1) June 23, 2022
Yaar, kab aur kidhar? Yeh pen aaya market main 1996/97 main aur tab se 20 rupaye ka tha. Tab main school main tha aur 20 rupaye ka pen ghanta milna tha mujhe 😥
— Pravin Subramanian (@SubbuScribbles) June 23, 2022
It costed 15/20 rupees when I was in school omg
— Jaishree Kumar (@jkwritesstuff) June 23, 2022
I used to think a 20 rs pen was ✨ expensive✨ when I was in school
— Titash (@unzeroed) June 23, 2022
What happened to Montex, Reynolds and stuff ?
Forty is too damn much
— Vasundhar (@vasundhar) June 23, 2022
I *think* i might actually pay a premium for a Reynolds pen now. Have u noticed how shit most ballpoint pens are these days? Can barely find a good one, atleast where I live.
— icyhighs (@icyhighs) June 23, 2022
inflation killing dreams
— UtziePutzie (@UtkarshKrishan) June 23, 2022
mai toh ameer hu, tum log dekh lo apna
— walter white🏹 (@DettolPaani) June 23, 2022
17₹ ka tha 2005-06 me. Gazab ki rangbaaji thi tabhi.
— Utkarsh Srivastav (@dipulala) June 23, 2022
Oh it’s been 40 for at least 6-7 years then, I’m just surprised the price hasn’t risen
— Krithika Ramesh (@stolenpyjak) June 23, 2022
omg hearing that unlocked a whole bunch of memories
i never bought one of these cause the ink would be visible on the other side of the page (crappy school notebooks)
i rmr going with hydra gels as they were rs5.
11 y/o me had a photographic memory of every gel pen in the market.
— ankit🤺 (@deepspace_anki) June 24, 2022
Woah. It was 20 RS in 2021
— Shashank Atreya (@ShashankAtreya1) June 23, 2022
I ordered 10 from Amazon assuming I would get ten pens..instead I got 10 packets 🥲🥲.It was part of a larger purchase I didn’t even notice the price..
— SK (@SK10940154) June 24, 2022
I have bought addgel pen @ 30-35 10 years ago.
Itna kitna mehnga hogya??
Tab bhi mehnga hi tha, itni jaldi khatam 😢😢
Zra sa gira toh chalta nahi tha.
— Vismay (@gimmeNaltrexone) June 23, 2022
Still remember, rich kids would use trimax which was around 35-40 back in the day, Ad gel used to be 25-30, and peasants like me would use Reynolds which was around 10-15. https://t.co/bkmVVgrE9f
— R (@Cricketador) June 24, 2022
ADD Gel Achiever was my first Pen. Bought at rupees 25 more than 10 years ago https://t.co/YgngxLt7Aj
— Vaibhav (@VaibhaaavTweets) June 24, 2022
They cost me ₹40 anyway back in 2004, when it took 4 times to realize, using them in pen fights separated the gel from the ink and they stop working! https://t.co/0zb7DatfHu
— Manishgant (@manishgant) June 24, 2022
Inflation is real. 📈
Hamare school time pe to 25 ki milti thi. 🤔
Khair muje kya, me to 3rs wali use and throw pen use krta tha. 🤒🛐 https://t.co/eNPq6R3sxb
— Rigved Joshi 🕊️ (@ImakeCoolMusic) June 24, 2022
Son of a bitch!!! https://t.co/LYCLeCmNI2
— Aniruddh Bakshi (@bakshiA29) June 24, 2022
— electroLuX ⚡⚡ (@d_inverter) June 24, 2022
This made me feel old and depressed today!