When you stop and think...
October 29, 2011
When you stop and think about it, EVERYTHING is a phyllic symble. I
s-u-p-p-o-s-e I could carry around a standard number 2 pencil in my DayRunner,
But what fun would that be? Life, for me, is invoking a sence of envy and
wonder in people. The funny thing about ENVY is that you don't have to be a
millionare to have people cursing the day they were born because they don't
posses what you own. Take the Pentel graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil (black)
for example. Im I a Draughtsman slaving over blueprints and needing a high
tech, precision writing instrument, to make my lines more straighter? No.
Draughtsmen use CAD software now days. Am I a graphic artiste who needs a
balanced draughting instrument to insure my lines are perfect,perfect,perfect?
I sport a Pentel graph 1000 for Pro Drafting Pencil simply because I like how it
makes people envious of me. Yes, I am that shallow, but whattya going to do?
Everyone has an IPAD these days and as for an IPOD or Iphone4G(s)...Big Yawn!!!
But open up my Day Runner and 'causally lay' my Pentel Graph 1000 for Pro
Drafting mech pencil on the conference table and EVERYONE GOES Oooooh!!! You
don't know what kind of slimeball I am. Two weeks ago, we were in a staff
meeting and the head archetect spied my Pentel mech pencil. I told him "Pick it
up, notice how the body is aluminum and that the weight is SLIGHTLY over the
nose? Notice that, unlike that Sta....... garbage, my Pentel 'doesn't eat lead
every five minutes---and feel that throaty 'click' of its head---smooth?" He
asked me "How much did you pay for this? $100.00? I said, Nah---less than
$15.00. If it means that much to you, I would be honoured if you would take it
as a gift. Really? A week later, he dropped $300.00 bucks on me or about a
grand on the four of us (Meal, drinks, taxis and several paid lap dances). See?
I got a fabulous Friday night for a lousy $14.00 investment and the staff now
call me 'the guy with the cool office toys'. Imagion if I had something worth
$100.00?!!! FYI, I bought two from JETPENS (great company) and my remaining
Pentel rarely leaves my DayRunner. If you LOVE doodling during boring staff
meetings---this is your MechPencil!!!
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