When I was a senior in high school I gave my dad the “best Christmas present” he had ever received, at least according to him up until that time.
At the suggestion of a male friend, I went to Sears and picked out a little silver tool box and a small set of Craftsman tools. One of those sets that had a smattering of the more popular tools people use all attractively laid out in a pleasing display in man-appealing style. Lord knows if I had to pick which tools to put into the box I would have been there all day.
Although he had tools, I don’t know if it was the shiny, new box, or it was the shiny, new tools, but Dad talked about that gift for years to come. I wish I knew what made it so special, because I am finding myself in the same predicament with my fiancé.
Men have always had a fascination with tools, much like women and their shoes I suppose.
How many of you have had yard sales and men jump out of their car, walk directly up to you and ask, “Do you have any tools?” Upon hearing your negative answer, they walk directly back to their cars and head for the next yard sale on their list.
I recall a conversation with a boss I had in the early 90s about tools.
“You have to get the rechargeable electric screw driver,” he told me. “It’s about $100 and the end is a magnet and hold the screw in place until you get it screwed in,” he said.
It sounded like a good idea; I never did buy it though.
Now I find myself in another situation, Valentine’s Day. And with the recent home remodeling that is going on in my house, I am asking myself again “what tool would my Valentine love to receive Tuesday.”
Sure he has some good tools, and some rusty tools. But when you want to get just one good tool, which one do you get? Electric screwdriver? A wrench set? Channel
locks, whatever those are?
Men, leave me a comment with the favorite tool you own. Women, tell me your opinion on this subject; what tool can’t you live without?
Quote of the Week: " One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.” - G. Weilacher.
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