Turns Out There Are A LOT Of People Who Still Have A Mark From Being Stabbed By A Pencil In School
Looking back, there was a lot of strange stuff going on in school that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense now.
As a recent discussion on Twitter has proved, being stabbed with pencils happened with a lot more regularity than we assumed – and there are people who still have the marks to prove it.
— Emily Hogan Thomas (@eahogan) September 30, 2015
It was a surprisingly loaded question from @Los_Writer on Monday got people talking about the time they were stabbed in school and left marked for life.
@Los_Writer wrote: “Hello I’m looking for people who have led [sic] from their pencil stuck inside their bodies”. He was subsequently met with hundreds of replies.
Happened during 3rd grade, walked to the nurse with the whole pencil still in 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/AS1WwOx6bG
— Linhsanity (@linnyxtee) January 8, 2019
Some of the stories were unbelievable. @noampao wrote: “I had a pencil stabbed in my scalp in fourth grade and five years later I was scratching my head and a piece of led [sic] fell out.”
@pastahellraiser meanwhile argued for the legitimacy of his mark: “its in my right knee. my dad also has pencil lead in his right knee it is not genetic.”
(in middle school) i was sitting next to this boy i had a crush on and he stabbed me in my leg with his pencil after i laughed when he fell off his seat pic.twitter.com/4bFuKvW6hx
— 𝖆𝖉𝖗𝖎𝖆𝖓 (@toaste_oven) January 8, 2019
It seems people being attacked by crushes was a startlingly common occurrence. @elhokage wrote that she was “stabbed in the hand by a boy I liked in the third grade”.
Video game-related stabbings also happened, according to @_realkolworld: “Brother stabbed me smh cuz I cooked him in Yu-Gi-Oh”.
Dozens of Twitter users were eager to share photos of their marks. Some were happy just to know they weren’t alone.
@nanatat07 wrote, “Omg my right thumb, I didn’t know this was a common thing”, while revealing her own dark ‘freckle’.
thought I was the only one pic.twitter.com/NaJ2uiTLc0
— madison limpus (@madison_limpus) January 8, 2019
Also shockingly common are accounts of self-leading. @thatxgirlxcass’ story is harrowing: “had a pencil on the floor that got stuck in the carpet at a weird angle and stabbed my toe!! i always figured it would go away by now but no”.
@pebbleys had a similar story: “middle school, stabbed myself w a sharpened pencil by moving my leg too close to my backpack on the floor”.
Hello. I got frustrated while practicing single digit multiplication in 3rd grade and decided to slam my head on the table. However, I hit my pencil that was sticking point up. It’s still here 11 years later. pic.twitter.com/ZrkKAsI8bS
— Samuel Hepola (@HepolaSamuel) January 8, 2019
Lead survivors might be comforted to know that the struggle of self-stabbing continues even for adults.
@Los_Writer head numerous tales of victims accidentally tattooing themselves with pencils as grown-ups.
Stabbed my finger today with a pencil pic.twitter.com/5vHQHmNJzx
— CA$H MONEY® (@cash_clavelle) October 21, 2014
Stay strong, marked ones – you are not alone.