If I Had a Hammer

On Sunday, I bought some supplies to repair the masonry steps in front of the house. I purchased trowels, some quik-crete, and (Tesla’s personal favorite) a brick hammer:

On the way home, Tesla pulled the hammer out of the bag and made several observations about other potential uses for the device. (Mostly violent and/or illegal, but all in the spirit one might expect from a mystery author’s son.)

About halfway home, he set the hammer down and said, “Well, I won’t be using it.”

I bit. “Why not?”

“The safety label says ‘Caution: wear safety goggles, user and observer*,’ and I don’t know how to wear the observer properly.”

Corporate grammar 0, Tesla 1.

Well played.

* And yes, this is the exact text of the label and warning. Some things are too entertaining not to mention.

2 thoughts on “If I Had a Hammer

  • June 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Haha, grammar fail! Hmmm, yet the question remains, does Tesla know how to wear a user properly?

    • June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Unfortunately, no. I haven’t found a good curriculum for teaching that yet… (lol)

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