Scavenger Hunt

September 20, 2012

“This is the only one of these pencils I have ever sold,” muttered Jen Petsche as she rung up my pencil with the Morningside logo (30 cents each).  This single quote sums up the seemingly impossible mission I was sent on.  Jen, who has worked at the Morningside Book store since the start of the semester, had yet to sell a single pencil that I was sent to search for.  Luckily for me I just happened to bring my wallet and debit card with me to school today and was relieved to see when my card wasn’t declined and tax wasn’t included on my 30 cent purchase.

Although I felt ridiculous paying with my card for such a small amount, I felt even more ridiculous when she reassured me a freshman had used a credit card to buy a blue book earlier this week.  While she meant well with her remark, she actually made me, a fifth year senior, feel very young and clueless on my quest for my Morningside Pencil.

The pencil, solid maroon with the words Morningside Mustangs and the Mustang logo in white at the bottom, is currently useless to me because the end isn’t sharpened.  Looking back on my trip I should have asked to use a pencil sharpener before I returned with what may be the only pencil of it’s kind outside of the bookstore.

One Response to “Scavenger Hunt”

  1.   fuglsang said:

    Nicely done, Matt. I would have given you the money, but usually people just borrow a pencil. What did Jen look like?