The Box of Crayons

There’s a full box of crayons here at work. We don’t know whose they are.

The label on them says that they’re “Brilliant Colors and Premium Quality”. The color of each wrapper doesn’t match the color of the crayon (neither the way the wax looks or the color it appears on paper) and they’ve obviously been made poorly: they’re barely used and they’re drastically different lengths. The wrappers are crooked on the crayons, too.

If this isn’t enough, there’s not a black crayon. There are three greys (labeled Gray, Blue-Gray, and Silver) and lots of dark blues; I’ve just now found a crayon labeled black, but when I mark it on the paper, it’s just grey.

I can’t decide whether I like it because it’s eccentric or I don’t like it because it’s cheap. Either way, I’m sure a kid won’t care.

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About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on October 25, 2007, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yeah, kids might not care. Unless they’re compulsively organizational like I was (and still am, to a point) before adolescence.
    I would try to organize the crayons in that box by color, usually in the cascading rainbow/spectrum-of-visible-light order. I’d get them all sorted that way, and then take out a piece of paper to write down their order, coloring a small square for a sample of the color and noting the color’s name next to the square. If what showed up on the page didn’t match the crayon itself to the point that it no longer fit in the color scheme I had created, I’d get mad, try to reorganize, fail, try again, fail again, and finally dump the whole box back out on the floor and sort them alphabetically by name.
    I was a weird kid.

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