…..my trusty Stanley “Lifeguard” Tape Measure, there was nothing to stop the ruler part shooting back into the casing, at a speed to slice through anything, eg.fingers, in its path !…..
…..I really thought this family “heirloom”, with its tough, solid, steel casing and chunky yellow switch, would last forever – I can recall playing with it as a kid, centuries ago, it resurfaced in my “art toolbox” the last few years, and even survived “plein air”. When it snapped, I was barely even touching it ! 🙂
I just love your subject matter – and glad you kept your fingers! Don’t those things come with a lifetime warranty?
Hi Wazeau, the fingers were close 🙂 yes, i expected a lifetime warranty (maybe back in the “old days” !) but no, all sorts of wriggle out clauses, about “how much” you’ve “used it” (??!) funny, really 🙂
I have heard that defence so many times, V. It’s got whiskers! There’d be some who wouldn’t believe you. (I hope your Dad does).
its got whiskers ! – Brilliant phrase, so made me laugh 🙂 yes, whiskers a mile long ! I think my Dad will be skeptical 🙂 but it was true, really, mind you, its had some “challenging” moments in its time. I’m amazed how attached I got to it ! 🙂 Good Luck with your exhibition P 🙂 xx
I believe you, I really do. It is an awful thing to lose a ‘trusted (rusted) companion’. And just a tiny flaw makes the whole thing useless.
Thanks V for your good wishes.
sad indeed 😦 Big Waaaaahh . And after the fact I remembered, its actually an heirloom on loan from my Dad, (these last 4 decades) he won’t be impressed !
well thank goodness you weren’t holding it tightly! you’d got used to painting with those fingers. just sayin’!
that’s such a sad painting…. the **POWER**LOCK with its little end lying detached a bit away…. waaaahhhh!
that was my first tape measure too! it may perhaps be around here somewhere, tho’ it seems to disappear like a cat’s toy, then re-appear magically.