It's been a while since I found something of the "Why the hell do I still have this?" category. But I found it. It's a stick whittled to somewhat resemble a pencil. And it looks like I've had it for a long time.
The story behind this? Damned if I know. I think maybe I whittled it in Boy Scout camp when I was 13. Maybe I used it to spool cassette tapes? Maybe I was planning on painting it like a pencil and using it as a prank item, watching with sadistic glee as people tried to write with it, only to hear holes in the paper? Did somebody else maybe whittle it for me? Or did I keep this for nothing more than the fact it was something I spent time on?
I have no idea. But if the item has absolutely no use to me, and doesn't even serve as a memento for anything, then I'd say it's safe to get rid of it.