#10 When Your Pencil Breaks Immediately After You Sharpen It


The art of sharpening pencils is a delicate one, to say the least. Especially if you have the kind that I have, a prehistoric and extremely temperamental device that has a mind of its own and overheats after about 2 pencils. Yes, my sharpener has been known to chew up novelty pencils and spit them back out in mutilated condition, just to prove that he is the boss.

So, when I do manage to successfully sharpen my new yellow Ticonderoga, it’s a feeling of pure bliss. I walk back to my desk triumphant, reading to resume those tiresome integration word problems.

Until the moment my pencil hits the paper and the point snaps.

“Wha…but I just…OH COME ON!!”

It’s a little like deja vu as you head back to the ol’ sharpener, this time begging it to be merciful to your already worn-down pencil.

This is also where pens come in handy.

 

SPF,

Ginger Rage

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One response to “#10 When Your Pencil Breaks Immediately After You Sharpen It

  1. Futural

    This site could help those of you to not be frustated with a breaking point… http://artisanalpencilsharpening.com/

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