Don't Be A Tool With The Tool!


Did they really think closing the door would keep me out? Pffft. Like that would happen when I'm about. They even tried piling stuff near. Whoops, knocked it on the floor with my rhyming rear. That butter sure is tasty. I hope it doesn't make me fat and pasty. Where are we going with this? Nope, not Pat's reflection as that you can miss. Not how butter could make you fat. You'll just have to follow the cat.

Sit on a hammer.
Swing a stool.
Paper bars for a slammer.
Steel books for school.

Each a value.
Each a tool.
Examine shall you?
Is it pro or fool?

A pot for swinging.
A pan for wiping.
A dish for slinging.
A mouse for typing.

Some a perk.
Some a hinder.
Some may work.
Like ass to cinder.

A blanket for cooling.
A light for day.
A ball for drooling.
A Go sign to stay.

Gone in reverse.
Gone in the light.
Out comes a curse.
Turned out not right.

A shoe for eating.
A hanger for wearing.
A toe for greeting.
A knee for staring.

Away from sight.
Away from mind.
Wrong beats right.
Search to find.

A hat for time.
A rug for travel.
A tongue for mime.
Some rubber for gravel. 

Found it around.
Found it lost.
Lost the ground.
Found the cost.

And there you go. Get it now at our show? Some things just aren't going to work. Some things may turn out to be a perk, but most will lead to a crappy job done. But oh no, it is quicker and then you can have fun. Yeah, then you have to do it again when it breaks. Gotta love those triple takes. Why not just grab the right tool in the first place? Seen waaaaaaaaaay too many humans do the opposite embrace. That shoe is really going to pound in a nail. Yep, that will work without fail. Saw that and rolled our eyes. It can be rather amazing...and very lame...what one tries. Do you use the wrong tools for the job at hand? The cat may make fun if you take the stand. Now I am done giving such tools sass and off I go with my butter-filled little rhyming ass.

Don't be a fool, use the right tool.

Comments

  1. thumbs help with tool use. The tail, not so much. I'm generally not allowed near tools - so many are made for the right handed world. I'm a hazard to myself.

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  2. HA! Maybe that's why there are baby locks on the cabinets here!

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  3. I think we are basically lazy. Grab the first thing we see and then try to make it right rather than going for what will really work. Thing is, we then often have to go looking for it and we have wasted a lot of time in the process.

    betty

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    1. Yep, that seems to be the way. Laziness wins out and then we create more work for ourselves.

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  4. Anytime I ask for a tool, the missus asks why?

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  5. I guess you can join my spouse to make fun of my hot glue gun fixes?

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    1. Well at least it is a step above duct tape...maybe?

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  6. If I can't find the right tool *because I lose things* lol then I will sometimes use something else. I lost my hammer and used a metal pipe to hammer the nail. But I had a relative that used to put everything together with super glue, hot glue or duct tape. *There I fixed it*

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    1. haha well I suppose a metal pipe is better than a shoe. The 3 fixes it would seem.

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    2. I'm that relative Mary. I have at least 4 different types of glue on hand (hot, super, gel, wood) and I swear by being able to fix almost anything with one of them (and I keep duct tape too). And I one in mytube of glue gel in my handbag too LOL!

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  7. Don't Be A Tool With The Tool!
    And to make one look like a fool
    Store them nicely
    To use them easy
    Working with tools to stay cool

    Hank

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  8. This week, I did seek
    a tool for prying a knob
    when I locked myself out and couldn't get to my job
    a lollipop stick
    did not do the trick
    nor did a tree branch
    it didn't stand a chance
    I waited and waited for my office mate
    she opened the door for me
    before it got very late.

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    1. Good to have a mate
      When stuck behind a gate
      Or maybe a door
      Then no smashing windows or more

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  9. I once had a dog who was so good at opening cabinets, we had to get kiddie locks for the cupboards to keep her out. She'd open the cabinets and eat everything. Nothing like a smart dog with an eating disorder to make for lots of problems.

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    1. We had one that would get the food no matter what you did. I swear if you stuck it in a safe she'd still find a way to get it.

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  10. I had a cat so smart she could turn doorknobs. No kitty time out in the bathroom for Hobbes!







    no kitty timr out in the bathro

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    1. haha they sure can learn what they want to. He can't use doorknobs very well, but he has the handles down.

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  11. Cat's about/tail up and without a shout/or a miaow/which explains the how/but not the what/for that you'll have to don a hat. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  12. haha - I once had to replace some batteries in something and I needed a screwdriver, unfortunately, one couldn't be found so I used a butter-knife. Hey it worked. I never
    claimed to be handy with tools. haha

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    1. Butter knives can get the job done sometimes

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  13. Cats in the cupboard, up to trouble.

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  14. This was all acceptable until you spoke about eating WITH A SHOE!! Do you know the germs, dirt, and overall nastiness lurking on the bottom of your shoe????? Bleh gag BARF!

    A few years back, I was stuck in the parking lot at work because of a snow drift. We had no shovel and there was no hope... until a lovely man that worked there took off his shoe and dug my tires out with it. Not only was he chivalrous and a true gentleman, but he was my complete hero that day. Him and his shoe, wrong tool and all, were my heroes.

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    1. haha well you know, those germs help your immune system or something like that, so they say.

      There you go. A chivalrous shoe man. Then you made him walk home with a wet shoe.

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    2. I didn’t ask him to use his shoe... he just jumped into action!

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    3. hahaha and you didn't even offer him a spare shoe. Geez, rather give it to geese.

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  15. I grab whatever is handy, even if it's not the "right" tool for the job. Irritates my husband to no end because he has the proper tool for EVERYTHING. Growing up poor, you tend to work with what you got and you never really outgrow that mindset.

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    1. But does it get the job done right? If it works, it is grand, but if it just makes you go do it again, waste of time.

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    2. Most of the time, it does. Sometimes I do have to do the walk of shame down to the garage because when I thought would work didn't. C'est la vie!

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    3. haha bet he enjoys poking fun at the walk of shame

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  16. My husband has a massive supply of tools. You want a screwdriver? We have 25. You need some nails? Be careful opening the toolbox or the nails will explode around you. When in doubt, use duct tape.

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  17. LOL at Susan. That's true, when in doubt, use duct tape. :) I use whatever tool is handy, but it's sure nicer when it's the proper tool.

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    1. Goes faster when the proper one is in hand indeed

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  18. One of my kitties tries to open cabinet doors but they seem too heavy for him. So his tool = me! He asks me to open and I obey his command.

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    1. haha that works. Call Mom and get the job done.

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  19. I'm not handy with tools in the real world, but online I have my bag full. I had a cat that loved to open cabinet doors and would play musical doors repeatedly open and closing just to hear them pop. It was the funnest thing first time I heard her do that in the kitchen where there were several at ground level. She like doing in the bathroom where there was a double door at ground level. But I admit, she has gotten on top of the refrigerator before and did the upper doors too in the kitchen on occasion. I do miss that cat.

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    1. He can get on top the fridge and do it too. Some cats sure are talented and stick with us.

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  20. dood....onlee tool ya ever will knead izza saw....like if ewe hada saw rite... that door woodna bee a problem... then pat wood knot bee takin yur foto...guaranteed ;) ♥♥

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    1. lol that sounds good to us. Will have to ask Santa for one.

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  21. Very cleverly written
    That I have to say,
    I look forward to reading your post
    Each and every day.

    Yvonne.

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  22. My hubby doesn't just have a massive amount of tools, but he's got them in multiple locations to save him time when he's working on something. He's got multiple workshop areas, plus a huge garage, so it makes sense for him to keep whatever tools he might need wherever he might need them. Me? It's just as easy to tighten that screw with a butter knife. Whatever works. And I have a small cache of my own tools, too... when I'm not too lazy to put 'em out.

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    1. Sounds like he has it down. Keeps them handy so he won't have to slum it and use the butter knife lol

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  23. That's one crafty cat right there. I think I need some craftiness in my life.

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  24. Those are lots of good tools. That cat is very smart to get into that cupboard. Have a
    good weekend Pat.

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  25. When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was of my cabinet. I leave a lot of things out because if I put them away I forget where and have to search to find them. This way everything is in plain sight. If I only knew what I wanted, I'd be fine.

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  26. Okay, so I believe I always have the right tool for anything. As stated on my blog with a roll of duck tape, a sledge hammer and the right attitude anything is possible. For smaller jobs, I prefer a claw hammer!

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    1. lol yeah, you might want to keep the sledgehammer for bigger jobs.

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  27. You gotta love Orlin! LOL Terry would not be impressed with that photo ~ He'd just add it to his ever-growing list of reasons why not to have a cat. I'll have to hope for one in another lifetime. I believe in whatever works when it comes to tools. I can be quite creative.

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    1. lmao whoops, sorry to add another reason. Orlin could add a good 500 reasons. As he is a little pain in the arse.

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  28. All I can think is how many of those kitchen fixtures my cats would have pushed to the floor, just to watch them fall! They weren't into butter at all, but boy, every time they heard the can opener... I really gotta get a couple more cats!

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    1. Some sure run when they hear it. Nothing wrong with adding a few more kitties.

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  29. Sometimes brushing my teeth with a banana works better.

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  30. Overall I shouldn't be trusted with most tools. :)

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