From a satisfied customer:
Hello David — I just wanted to let you know that I have received the pencils, and I couldn’t be happier. I work at a design studio amongst many talented artists who are also obsessive sketchers, so you can imagine that the pencils went over fantastically well.
Thank you again, both for the work and for the presentation. I don’t know if I can bring myself to use mine!
(This customer sent me ten Palomino Blackwing pencils for sharpening. It was a pleasure to sharpen such fine writing implements.)
In related news, my records indicate that I have sharpened my 250th pencil … will I pass the 300-pencil mark??? If I do I will hold a big party and sell shares in my business.