Back in my naive pencil writing days, you can imagine how I used to write with anything I could get my hands on. All the typical crap… no. 2s, Bic mechanicals, papermates, etc.
But then the classes I was taking at the time began to get more intense. This meant intense note writing and tons of paper used to make up the books of homework I was to turn in. So how in the world could I keep up with all this? Especially when my lead seemed to break every two seconds? Especially when the mechanical pencils I was using always seemed to malfunction at the proper moment? Then the light bulb turned on and I took a trip to my local Staples. I ended up finding the loves of my life (even though, I didn’t quite know it yet). I spent a lot of money on all the drafting mechanical pencils available. Open-minded to all brands.
After much usage of all brands, I suddenly found myself not being able to use anything other than my Staedtler Mars Draft! I even have to guard it with my life sometimes! And for those of you who own one, well you understand exactly what I am talking about, don’t you?
I love Staedtler’s polymer erasers too. They are fabulous! They even smell good! ;]
And now, as I sit in class, especially Math class, I occasionally glance around and chuckle as I watch all the naive students hassle with their pencils.