Why do so many pencils have lousy erasers these days? I bet you’ve been wondering about that too. I can’t be the only one — it’s too annoying. My own personal choice for worst erasers would be the ones that look exactly like the Ticonderoga pencil erasers but turn out to be hard as rocks, useless for anything unless you enjoy making broad black streaks across the page you’re working on. To me, manufacturing bogus erasers is fraud. But I forget about them until I’m halfway through completing a long intricate form in a doctor’s office, for instance, and have to start over.