Dull Pencils

Jeff Hinshaw

Jeff Hinshaw

August 2, 2008 12:00 AM EDT

You know what's stupid? Dull pencils. Who invented them anyway? It pisses me off sometimes. Take for example when writing an essay. You sharpen your pencil, sit down, and begin to write. At first, it looks really good. Dark, thin lines shaping every letter, making the whole thing look awesome. Suddenly, the lines begin to fade and expand. That's when you know that your pencil is getting dull and you're getting pissed. And the thing is it happens so fast! Sharp pencil at first, but after 3-5 lines, your pencil decides to be gay and have a gay party on your paper and get dull. Is it just me that gets pissed because of this? Or sometimes it decides to take it one step further and break. That's what really gets me! You'll be writing along and all of a sudden - BAM! - your pencil breaks, then you go on a senseless rant and then eventually calm yourself down and sharpen your pencil... again. And, when it breaks, it decides to make it obvious where you did it and leave a big, weird looking dot where it broke. You know what else is stupid about dull pencils? Well, it usually happens in math. You need to draw a straight line, so you get a ruler out. Well, when you have a dull pencil, the line is further out than the ruler! So now you have a line that's not in the right place and you're pissed! Luckily, there is a simple solution. Mechanical pencils. Or even better, a Ticonderoga.