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September 9, 2011

First World Problem #3,427,231

"I'm in great distress. I don't have a pencil in the house.
I tried to get some pencils on Friday, when I did my grocery shopping. I searched the rack at Hannaford's. There were all kinds of them there, for back-to-school, but I'm picky, and wanted only the mechanical pencils that I prefer to use, and there were none...not any...nada...there. I didn't really have time to get to Supplies Unlimited that day, so I came home without. Then I discovered the one I had left in the house was dead. -- Back Talk From The Back House

Bring me my gun. No. The bigger one.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 9, 2011 7:19 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I'd just let you use my gun, but it's all the way upstairs and the bannister really needs polishing and we're out of Sustainable Citrus Polish. I just can't bring myself to go up there what with the shabby woodwork and all.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at September 10, 2011 4:40 AM

Found my slide rule awhile ago. Are they still using it? Are they still selling it?

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell at September 10, 2011 5:24 AM

A little sleazy to fail to mention that the insipid writer could be pushing 90 years old, considering that she has a great-grandson, don't you think? Or are we to make no allowance for advanced age in our snarky dealings with out fellow citizens here.

Just wondering . . .

Posted by: Ed McCabe at September 10, 2011 8:40 AM

Outlook works, but the Internet doesn't? What am I missing here?

Nice stereotype, Ed. Old People have pencil fetishes and are cybernetically inept. I'll go find a youngster, tear him away from his XBox, and have him teach me how to use that InYourFacebook thing.

I suspect the writer was ditz when she was 20, and in that aspect hasn't aged a day.

Posted by: Mike Anderson at September 10, 2011 8:10 PM

Lucky to have troubles such as that.
Insane to think that anyone else cares about troubles such as that.

Not a gun - use towed artillery.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 12, 2011 8:14 AM

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