I was tempted to buy a high end Faber Castell mechanical pen but the price really made me feel guilty.It costs almost RM70!I know some brand are selling below RM5.When I enquired for cheaper mechanical pencils,I was shown the cheapest,a Faber Castell Triclick@RM2.90!(as shown on the right)So I bought 2 pieces,one 0.5mm and the other 0.7mm.
My reason for getting a new mechanical pencil was to do some sketches.Anyway, a RM2.90 fits very well with the quality of my sketches.May be,when my sketches get better later,then they deserve more expensive mechanical pencil.
There is a white cylindrical eraser~2mm in diameter.I pulled it out to see how long it is and discovered that is about 20mm long.To put it back I just pressed it into the casing but only half of it managed to get into it.Now,what do I do?This RM2.90 pencil does not come with a manual.My so called engineering mind started to think lateral.Don't push,just turn the eraser around while pushing it down into the casing.The result?it still did not get inside.
I told myself don't get panic.It is only a RM2.90 pencil that I am about to mess it up.I was fighting with my ego.How could a 57 years old engineer could not fix a mechanical pencil?Suddenly, I got the idea to turn the casing instead of the eraser.Voila,it works!
C'est la vie...
By the way,what is the moral of the story?