Exactly. Buy expensive quality hand tools, and use them to make
beautiful items, for a status symbol. If you need to show off put a
Lie-Nielsen or Lee Valley plane on your dashboard while driving:-) Take
it with you when you park, no sense tempting fate.
If you buy the tools it makes more sense to use them as a status symbol,
or maybe we should call them something else. Think of what you could
buy from Lie-Nielsen and Lee Valley for the cost of an suv!
I always thought of cars as interesting status symbols, especially with
all the creative financing and leasing available nowadays. It's not
_that_ difficult to get an "impressive" car for almost anyone with a job.
One of my local small airports is next to a good sized trailer park. I
know, go figure! <G> There are brand new examples of many very
expensive cars parked in front of the trailers.
The most expensive car where I've personally known the owner was a rare
Audi (Only 501 produced, to meet some World Rally "production car" rule)
owned by a 30 year old who worked for me. He lived with his parents...
That's nice since UPS seems to have determined that a 7 day transit time
is "on schedule" for a 3 day service package.
Never again, UPS is now on my permanent black list and any company that
refuses to use an alternate shipper will not get my business either.
Last I heard, Fedex Home only delivers Tuesday through Saturday. Why, I
have no idea as folks aren't home that much more on Saturdays these days.
If you have to get someone to sign, why bother going out the other four
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