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A Fool And His Tools... (limerick)

Updated on January 29, 2015

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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    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 4 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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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Been there!

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      Deb Hirt 4 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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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      I agree with bravewarrior, never lend out your tools!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another funny one and a lesson learned....

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Never lend out your tools!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      That's the way it goes. Funny.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

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

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

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