Long Daddy Hemostat
A genuine high-quality stainless medical tool, found in Third World operating rooms. Hemostats are designed to clamp down on arterial vessels and stop the flow of blood. Ours however, are more commonly used to extract fish hooks from the mouths of lake trout and remove diamond rings from sink drains! These hemostats are tough, versatile and a perfect addition to toolboxes the world over.
They also remind me of a story.
A prominent gynecologist returned home one evening, obviously upset. Over a cocktail, his wife asked what might be the matter. "I'm just completely sick of gynecology" he replied "....and if I never had to deliver another baby or a PAP smear, it would suit me fine."
"John", said his wife "...we are well-off financially and you've earned the right to day anything you want!" "I've been thinking about that" he said,"...and have such great memories of my Automotive Class in High School. I'd like to get licensed to repair exotic cars."
With his bride's blessing he signed up for a class and soon became its top student. The final exam required each student to take an engine completely out of a car, disassemble every part, re-assemble same, return it to the car and start the engine. When the doctor received his marks he noticed a grade of 150 out of a possible 100.
Curious about the odd but exceptional grade, he inquired at the teacher's desk. "John" said the instructor "...I too was puzzled on how to come up with a grade. I've never seen an engine taken out of a vehicle with such breathtaking precision, order, cleanliness and speed. There were 50 points available and I awarded all them to you. It was the same in the reverse sequence. Without missing a step, you put that engine back together as if you had designed the parts yourself, inserted it into the vehicle compartment with not so much a scratch, and started the engine within a split second. There were 50 more points allotted to the task and you earned every one."
"But that only accounts for 100 points" said the doctor, "...what about the other 50?" "Well", said the teacher "...the fact that you performed the entire procedure...start to finish...through the tail pipe...well that Sir, deserved some extra credit!"