I’ve had an all out pencil war since I’ve started homeschooling. They simply don’t make them like they used to. Well the eraser part at least. And because I must have a tad too much time on my hands, I did a little experiment.
I gathered all the assorted pencils that I had lying around and wrote Pencil #1 , Pencil #2 and so on with the pencil that is being represented below the written word “pencil # sunthin’”. And if you understood that prior sentence you must come here often. If not, then I’ve got a picture illustration below.
Here’s a closer look.
Now I took the corresponding pencil and erased the written word “pencil # whatever” above it, using the eraser provided on the pencil.
Here are the results.
This is pencil #1. Impressive huh? Not. Can you imagine a whole paper that looked like this.
The rest weren’t much better. Except for Pencil #6.
Pencil #6 won hands down, so I promptly went to my nearest Staples and bought a box of their name brand pencils. It even says on the box “latex-free erasers”. Which meant nothing to me, all I know is that their erasers erased, so I was happy, latex free or not.
Have any of you had trouble with the “new” pencils out there? The thing is, is that they KNOW they are selling you a pencil with a crappy eraser because if they didn’t there would be no use for these.
And this is if they even stay on your pencil. The one to the left broke off while in mid erasing and half the time they don’t even fit on there well.
Well there you go. Do you feel like you’re leaving just a little more educated? I did the foot work for you, did a mind blowing experiment and came to a conclusive decision.
You’re welcome and Have a FABULOUS day!