Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Score another point for the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener...

Get it? A point? OK, so I should have used one I'd *just* sharpened, but...

I keep a handful of pencils at work, but since at the moment I just have the one Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener, I cart pencils home for sharpening and back again.  A few days ago, my boss (another pencil user) got her battery operated sharpener working after a hiatus, and went around the office sharpening pencils.  When she got to mine, she looked those lonnnng points over and said, "Wow, yours sure don't need sharpening.  How do you do that?"  I just smiled and told her I have an *awesome* sharpener at home.  I should demo it.

In a meeting the other day she complained about the quality of the pencil she was using to take notes.  I'm thinking I may have to bring in some Forest Choice and General's Semi-Hex and such.  May have another convert.

3 comments:

Joe V said...

This sharpener sits clamped to the corner of my office desk, getting used way more than the electric does.

The point is that the pencils, they end up being almost lethally sharp. The pen(cil) is mightier than the sword!

Anonymous said...

My sharpener sits on the side of my desk where it's handy to grab. Those long, lethal points are so cool. I have a little contest to see how much I can write before I snap the tip.

Sounds like your boss is ready for the good stuff: made in the USA, properly centered leads, and aromatic cedar. Hmmm! Think I'll go write something.

Jeff The Bear

Little Flower Petals said...

It's hard to beat these for rugged and independent dependability: no batteries to run out, no cord to deal with or need to be near an outlet. And they just *work*!