Seen in the news
A pencil factory for Nigeria. If it really provides employment for 400,000 people it must be one heck of a factory.
Seen in the supermarket
A magazine that comes with pencils. Int he past I’ve only seen (and bought) ‘children magazines’ (Simpsons, Disney) that came with pencils.
Seen in a shop on FuZhou road in Shanghai
A ‘graphite object’.
From the description:
Please Use! Functional Graphite Object writes like a pencil while resists staining your hands. Handcrafted using a proprietary technique that San Francisco artist Agelio Batle invented. With daily use they should last 7-9 years.
Seen at the chemist Not any old chemist, even a dispensing chemist.
A crazy golf set – with one pencil, one golf putter eraser, three golf ball erasers and more.
Seen at the airport
Cheap Rhodia notebooks Well, cheap for UK standards.. Only €1.20 for a Bloc Rhodia N° 12.
Seen in the catalogue of a distributor of electrical and related products
A Man Mug. Comes of course with a pencil!