How mysterious – a box of red Ticonderoga pencils in my work mailbox. Now, I haven’t checked that box in months, so I don’t know when they were left there. Here’s the thing – the box says a DOZEN, but there are only ELEVEN in the box.
Now, I work in a newsroom, so it could be one of my editors telling me, albeit in a very passive-aggressive way, to be more careful with my scripts.
Or it could be a veiled threat. Change your ways, or I will sharpen these and stab you. The red lead represents your blood.