I realize I throw away a lot of pencils. Short ones, dull ones, plastic ones, broken ones, you name the brand, I’ll bet you it has seen time in my house.
Why do I throw pencils away? Because I have boys, therefore I find oodles of random odds and ends around the house with one exception of consistency: Pencils. (And BBs, but we won’t discuss those little spheres of annoyance today.)