In the school room, I watch one of the boys reach into the bucket for a pencil.
He pulls one out, looks at the tip - dull - and puts it back. Then repeats the process. And again. With a look of growing disgust.
Um, son? There's a process here you're missing. It's a fairly simple one. It goes like this:
If you want the pencils to be sharp, then
you have to sharpen them.