Sunday, February 14, 2016
Hi. My name is Art, and I'm an idiot.
This is a Snap-On 8mm, 1/4" drive, deep, six point socket. I just purchased it to replace a missing (presumed eaten by trolls) socket from a set I use many times daily.
It cost $21.
That makes it worth MORE than it's weight in Silver. In fact, I could buy an ounce of silver at spot+10%, and still have enough left to buy this socket in a cheaper brand.
You see, I make good money as a tech, but I'm paid by the hour. I can sweep floors or perform miracles, and my pay is still based on how many warm body hours the electronic system records as my presence on the job.
This means all the money I spend on tools, once I am reasonably equipped to perform my duties, is basically hard earned cash spent on shiny toys.
Return on investment. ROI.
I may get a bloody bleeping tattoo of that....