This Tweet About Buying Notebooks You Don’t Need Sparked A Huge Conversation And Everyone Feels Attacked

Picture it. You’re in a tiny boutique store or a quirky coffee shop that also has a merch stand.

You’re idly browsing various tchotchkes and paperweights when you see them.

A whole shelf of small, leather-bound notebooks.

Your heart begins to beat a little faster as you pick one off the shelf.

Oh man, it has one of those stretchy elastic bands that keeps it shut tight and a silk ribbon to use as a bookmark for when you fill it with so many sketches and ideas that you couldn’t possibly find the page you’re looking for without marking it.

You flip it over. $9.95 US ($11.95 CAN). You’d belosing money if you didn’t buy it.

After all, this is the notebook that’ll house the premise for your award-winning screenplay or that song you’ve been thinking of.

Buy, buy, buy!

If what I described sounds a little too familiar, then Twitter user @TraceOddity has an important and succinct message for you.

First off, I only have four blank notebooks sitting on my shelf right now. (A fifth one has about 9 pages scribbled in) Secondly, tweet this directly at me next time.

Naturally, hundreds of fellow aspirational notebook users from around the globe were suddenly filled with a range of emotions that they needed to get off their chests.

https://twitter.com/amandadeibert/status/1117278065170587650

One user scoffed at the low barrier of notebooks.

And another proved that there are certain notebooks that have to be owned, no matter what.

Also, sometimes it’s just a smart financial decision.

And we can’t just overlook the ones with label stickers included.

Maybe this notebook is the one that will unlock your creativity…

Or, it’ll unlock a lot of dust on your shelf. Either way…

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h/t: Petty Mayonnaise