Is this guy for real?

Meet David Rees. He is an artist.

His Medium? Sharpening Pencils!

YUP! That’s right Amy Poehler! Apparently this guy is for real. and the fact people PAY HIM to sharpen their pencils is even more crazy ($35 a pencil!)!

He has also written a book about sharpening pencils!

Below is a video of him demonstrating his technique.

Yeah….wow….so many thoughts:

- Is there a professional name for this? Writing utensil technician? Scribe Engineer? What does it say on his business card?
-How do mom and dad feel about this?
-Does he realize that for about the same price he charges someone can buy an electric sharpener? Maybe even cheaper? And it will last for a while?
- Is there really a market for this? Last I checked the only time I’ve used a wooden pencil was during istep exams and drawing classes, and I doubt students young or old really have the extra cash to drop on this, because they are too busy saving for an ipad or paying school loans!
- I now feel like a rebel every time I use a mechanical pencil.

#Firstworldproblem? Yes.  #Firstworldoccupation? Most definitely.

If people really have extra money to blow on stuff like this- send me your address and I’ll send you a list of wonderful charities that will gladly take your money.

What are your thoughts about this?

-Sara Beth

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