Yes, it started with the T-shirt exchange and my swapee of owlstretchingtime sending me not only a t-shirt (that I love) but some trinkets from the UK of which was one of those float pens.
Gah. I love this thing. It is of Buckingham Palace and the Guards float back and forth. My kids are always stealing it and I have to threaten them with death or worse ( a toy time out.) to get it back.
Through the amazing powers of google, I’ve found there are other pipples like me, but have actual collections…like hundreds to my puny two. I feel so inadequate.
I have to thank our now gone Owl for starting me on this path and it leaves me to wonder if anyone else has ever been affected to the point of pure obession because of another dopers remark or gift exchange?