April 14, 2014
A clever ten year old pointed out an unclever design on some pencils. Kodi Mosier, a 10-year-old student at Ticonderoga Elementary School, noticed that the pencils, that carried the slogan ”Too Cool to Do Drugs.” were sharpened and get shorter, the message becomes ”Cool to Do Drugs,” then simply ”Do Drugs.”
A company has recalled a batch of pencils after a fourth-grade student pointed out an embarrassing message that appeared after he sharpened his pencil.
The company, the Bureau for At-Risk Youth, based in Plainview, N.Y., has recalled the pencils.”We’re actually a little embarrassed that we didn’t notice that sooner,” Darlene Clair, a spokeswoman, told The Plattsburgh Press-Republican.
A new batch of pencils will have the message written in the opposite direction, so when they are sharpened, they will read ”Too Cool To Do” and finally ”Too Cool.”
Ten year olds often make the best product testers.