Whilst installing solar panels on a low frame, out in the paddock, the 3/16 wit socket came off of the short extension,tumbled down the panel 4-5 ft then dropped onto the grass (six inches tall). I used a small metal detector, couldn't find it, so i whipper-snipped an area 15 ft in diameter, down to dirt. never did find it, and it was only 60 years old.........damn.
C. 1964, I had a comic, which featured a sci-fi story, illustrated by Frank Bellamy. In it, the explorers had tools etc go missing every night. They set up a high speed camera, 1k frames per sec. next day, a single frame shows a scruffy Neanderthal like being, triumphantly flourishing a wrench. The medics inject our hero with something that speeds him up 1000 times and off he goes to negotiate with the natives!
I liked imagining that I could have faster reactions than everybody else. I might have been better at sport.
My safe box is a leather cup produced for farriers’ nails. Sadly I am often too silly to use it.
Every working day, I put down a tool and a few seconds later cannot see it on bench, floor, ceiling, wall. Yesterday took a half hour to locate stripping pliers dropped into vice jaws.
hemmjo (Nov 14, 2021)
What I do most often now is, if I lose a hammer, I go look for a tape measure, I almost invariably find the hammer. I think what happens is that the gremlin that hid the hammer to start with is fooled into thinking that I wanted the tape measure all along, and hid the wrong thing, hence the hammer turns up.
Beserkleyboy (Nov 14, 2021)
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