2023-10-12 00:00:00 / episode: 269


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You're listening to episode 269.

Today's episode is about erasers, erasers.

Yeah, erasers, those funny things that you use to erase pencil after you've written on the paper these days, some erasers can even erase ink, but that's a little bit more difficult and it takes a special kind of ink.

And then of course, there's the whiteboard erasers.

If you write on a whiteboard with a whiteboard marker, you can erase it easily.

At any rate.

Erasers are wonderful things.

They come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

In fact, I have a collection of erasers.

Their purpose is not to erase.

I use them for teaching English because they're very, very small, but they've been molded into shapes of fruit, food and animals and a lot of Children in my classes love them because they can take them apart and they can put them back together.

They're small, they're inexpensive and easy to store.

So I can use them as a great tool for teaching.

I don't use them for erasing for the erasers that I erase with.

I want a good solid, hard white eraser if it erases and makes easing.

I don't like those.

The Children like them because they can gather them up and knead them with their hands and then they can, I don't know, squish them into funny shapes.

Carry them around.

Collect them.

Kids are strange.

They like to collect strange things at any rate.

Those erasers are, um, the white erasers are the best.

There are some cheap white erasers when you erase with them, they break apart and crumble.

Not only are they poor at erasing, but they wear down quickly and you lose parts.

So I don't like to buy them.

I'd rather put my money into an expensive eraser and usually I find the harder the eraser, the better it is.

Take a look at your life.

Where do you use erasers? And how much, if you're a student, you probably use them a lot.

If you're not a student, I'll bet you don't e use erasers very much at all at any rate.

Thank you for listening one more time to episode 269 of the Les Perras dot com.