Last weekend we attended my husband's annual company dinner. He wanted to go since he's now been working ten years for the same company. I don't really enjoy these affairs. Mostly they are extremely boring and the food is incredibly mediocre.
There was a small bit of entertaining conversation this year, however. There was a comment about how there was a Harbor Freight nearby where we could go shopping. Well, I would love to go to a Harbor Freight right about now. I have a rather long wish list of tools that I would like to have to get started in metal work.
So I said I wanted to go to Harbor Freight. I needed a whole bunch of tools. The man gets a slightly indulgent look on his face and asked what I wanted. Well...I want a disc cutter, a dapping block, the accompanying punches, a hole punch, the embossing punches for both the alphabet and numbers, oh, yeah, and a rolling mill. Also a jeweler's saw...you get the idea. So his next comment is: "I really don't need to know." My husband kind of snickered and said, "Well, you did ask." "Yes, but I thought she'd just say she wants one of these and one of those things. No, she knows exactly what she wants." "Yes, she does," responded my husband. I have a list...
I always get funny looks when I start telling people I want this or that tool. I also get funny looks when I go into an automotive parts store. I complained about this once to one of my friends and her response was,"You are always going to get funny looks when you go to those type of stores because you are too girly!" LOL!