A Fool And His Tools... (limerick)

It brought me such pain and much sorrow

When wife’s brother my tools would borrow

His past was a token

Of wisdom unspoken

That they would be broken tomorrow

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Thank you! Now I can shut down the computer for the night. :)


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Hmm - Himself can relate to this - he does tend to borrow with unusual results...


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

That's the way it goes. Funny.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Never lend out your tools!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another funny one and a lesson learned....


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lupine 3 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Humorous, but not when its your own tool that will be lost or broken.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

We've got a neighbor like that - all thumbs.


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lupine 3 years ago from Southern California (USA)

I agree with bravewarrior, never lend out your tools!


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

My father used to hate it when I was little and would play with his tools. I never harmed them, and always returned them, but apparently, never in the right place.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Been there!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

The next time brother-in-law asks to borrow tools,

Explain to him that you treasure them like jewels.

Hand him a note

With this printed quote:

Borrowing is done. Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore!'

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