What do the red lines on the Marriott ballpoint pen mean?

Mariott Ballpoint
Pen Addict reader Kaveh poses an interesting question to which I have no answer:

I was wondering if you know what the meaning is of the red bars on the back of the red Marriott stick pens. All of the other colors just have "Courtyard.com" on the back. At first I thought it was a Fibonacci sequence but the measurements don't exactly add up. I know Marriott is a Mormon company so maybe it symbolizes something in Mormonism. Either way, its on all of the red pens I have seen and nobody has a good explanation.

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Posted on May 3, 2012 .