But EVERY. FUCKING. TIME. some little project I just happen to currently be working on lately needs some kind of fastener, I don’t have it.
I literally have THOUSANDS of them but it never fails.
I know why that is too.
Most everything is fucking Metric these days.
I don’t have shit for metric fasteners.
Everything I have collected over the years, including most of the HUNDREDS of dollars worth of shit I have purchased just in the last year, has had standard threads.
WTF, just last weekend I had to make a special trip to the hardware store to get TWO, 6X25 mm metric countersunk head screws. The motherfuckers cost a dollar twenty apiece too.
Just for shits and grins, I went and checked the same size and type of screw in a standard thread pitch and they were twenty cents each.
So it was a FIVE to ONE price difference.
So now I need six, 6X20 mm socket head screws.
I have to drill out the holes for the heads so that they sit below flush for clearance issues.
Since it’s 9:45 P.M., I get to wait until morning to make another run to the hardware store.
Since I need six of the damn things, I’m going to get twenty of them and start a whole new storage section just for metric shit. I’m not going to go crazy with it but a few of the more common sizes and types that I seem to run into.
Just where am I going to put it because I barely have room to turn around as it is?
It may be That Time again.
Every once in a Blue Moon I get a wild hair up my ass and go Full On Ruthless.
Shit that I have carried around for thirty years has been known to get pitched out the door into a pile, picked up, thrown in the back of the rig and hauled to the dump without remorse.
It’s rare but it does happen.
Of course you all know what happens immediately after that though, right?