Monday, October 31, 2011

The Secret Life Of Tools


Doing something and a certain tool is required.
Own it but can't find it
Know from experience I’ll find it when I don’t need it anymore.
Can't stop looking until I don't need it.
Think I may own three, (3), tres, of that same #?*!%!!! tool.
Can’t stop looking until the job is done.
Can’t move on until this job is done
Hate it. I’m stuck. I hate that tool.

Those who remodel old houses - a job where a plethora of specialized and unique tools are required - know about this.
Some tools just seem prone to go missing when they would be of greatest use.
We have an expression,
“It‘s a good tool but doesn’t like to work.”