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  1. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    A while back I "lost" a pair of Stahlville water pump pliers which I have had in my possession since I was 18 and that was back in errrrr 1982 and I panicked, I found them a week later where I had left them, on the window sill to the garden grrrrr but I was sweating. I even checked on replacements........

    Jeez

    Anyone else have the same level of OCD?


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  2. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    I can indeed resonate. I have mislaid a pair of knipex square end long nosed pliers a few weeks ago, I am still obsessing about where I left it. Will do so unit I die no doubt. It really annoys the hell out of me.
     
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  3. Pete999
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    As a self confessed tool tart, any tool loss, theft is a tug on the heart strings, I go into mourning for a few days, it take's while, but time does heal the wounds of a tool loss.
     
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  4. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    I know the feeling but I get paranoia as I don't lose things as I know where they always are if I lend something out I make sure I keep an eye out on it.

    The only thing that I ever lost in my life and was happy about it (after a while) was the ex wife divorcing me.......
     
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  5. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    on a job a few years ago, i lost the following.

    socket tester (fluke), set of wiha interchangeable bit drivers in case, voltstick,

    found in back of plumber's van.

    result was tools back, plumber with broken nose. SORTED SCOUSER STYLE.
     
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  6. Dannyg8810
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    Dannyg8810 Electrician's Arms

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    Iv got to replace what Evers missing asap then once I have I usually find the lost tool
     
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  7. KEV 1 N
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    Yes....i usually realise I've left something somewhere at a time I can do sod all about it....like waking up in the middle of the night wondering if I put something back or being miles away on a different job!
     
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  9. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    It like on the way to the station I am wondering if I have turned the electric iron off so I go back home to double check and off course it is turned off and the plug is out of the socket. Paranoid.........
     
  10. plugsandsparks
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    plugsandsparks Electrician's Arms

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    Solved this problem long ago. As i cannot appear to control the whereabouts of tools. I have 2 or 3 sets. I do notice one has gone missing but i fear not, put it out of my mind and 9 times out of 10 it magically re-appears or is found lying where i left it, sometimes 6M up in the air.. lol
     
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  11. Pete999
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    I sold some stuff to member on this forum, good stuff, I didn't need any more, lying in bed in the small hours I still break out in a cold sweat, thinking why did I sell this stuff, I don't need it but it was mine all mine, and it was shiny.
     
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  12. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    And I bet the new owner is "abusing" your old tools..........
     
  13. Pete999
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    No I'm sure the new owner is treating the new tools with respect they deserve
     
  14. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Nah the screwdriver and pliers are his new hammer and chisel.......
     
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  15. Pete999
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    If you're fishing to find out the buyer forget it.
     
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