Many years ago, when just starting my current job, I was introduced to my new co-worker, Juan. Some would say his depth of experience with the airline industry was his most impressive aspect. But there was something else different about him.
Juan was determined not to waste office supplies, which meant that he wouldn’t toss away or accidentally lose a half-used pencil. He showed me his eraser, which was barely large enough to hold and use. Filled with admiration, I was determined to obtain such a trophy.
He retired a few years later, but I never lost sight of my goal. After 5 or 6 years of usage, I was able to earn my own Juan Eraser. After grinding it down to the size of my thumbnail, I decided it earned its retirement:
But who knows. One day, I may decide to continue erasing with it until it’s even smaller than my pinky nail.