I wrote last June about my developing love for pencils. It carries on. Was ordering a gross of my favourite pencils a bit too much? Perhaps. But they’re not only nice to write with, they’re nice to look at.
Apparently taking notes in pencil is odd. I’ve received a number of looks, second looks and chuckles from classmates when I pull my handheld pencil sharpener from my book bag and sharpen the stub of wood and graphite in my hand. Another classmate commented twice on my pencil use, saying he likes pencils too. But he takes his notes in pen. Maybe he needs to come out of the proverbial closet when it comes to his writing instrument preferences. Perhaps I am to be the agent of his outing, to give him the courage to name it.
I don’t see the guy taking notes with the fountain pen getting funny looks. What’s the deal?