not pointing any fingers / just relating a "proven Fact"...on a General Biological basic.
- if this offends any Chicken Hawks here...it must be true (LOL)
I DO NOT shop like that. I'm with SP; I despise shopping.
Except in a hardware store. I can spend a lot of time in there thinking, "I didn't know they had a special tool for that. Look at that thing; I wonder what it does?" I use a screw driver for everything. And a meat tenderizer in a pinch if I need to drive a nail in and am too lazy to go into the garage to get a hammer.
I keep a household tool box in the kitchen for those little things you need around the house (screwdrivers--all kinds, sizes, lengths--putty knifes, allen wrenches, regular and needle-nose pliers, punches, wire stripper, plumber's tape and putty, and who knows what-all else), but my big pipe wrench
and hammers don't fit.
The only thing I really know about tools is that whatever one you find you need (usually when you are in the middle of a job holding pieces together so they don't come completely apart, slide back into the wall out of reach, or leak all over, or when you're trying to hold up the ceiling fan or light fixture which is hanging there by one screw) is the one that is the farthest away from wherever you are. And once you gather them all together and squirm into whatever cabinet you need to fit into, or climb the ladder for the umpteenth time, you find out you need to shut off the power or something and it's another trip out to the circuit box or the water shutoff.
I always gather together a whole bunch of stuff I think I'll need for a job ahead of time, but invariably leave something out. Which usually turns out to be the ONLY tool which is actually necessary to do the job (once I've exhausted the screwdriver and meat tenderizer options).