I posit that until you own a tape measure

You are probably not an adult.

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I’ve just had this confirmed. So there we are.

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I just bought my second tape measure because the old one went rusty in the basement, which is full of spiders and gardening equipment.

I am a proper adult.

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*have a drawer of various sized batteries

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What about having a little pot that you put small pointless things in like tiny screws, bits of plastic, plectrums, rubber feet etc?

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This goes a long way, agreed

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Also crucial

Yet never enough

I had a tape measure when I was about 9. Not sure I became an adult until I was 30+ though

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False. At 9 you were an adult AND a boring child

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See the clip on the back of it? Use it. Clip that bad boy to your belt. Feel the power.

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I own three, does this mean I can retire?

I wear them like the heads of fallen enemies

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Tape measuring big things is enormous fun, I don’t think that gets said enough.

When the estate agent came round to our house he used this laser measurer. The joy has gone from that man’s vocation. May as well pack it in if you’re not in it for the love any more.

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iPosit

I carry around an iKea paper tape measure in my wallet at all times and I can’t tell you the number of times it’s come in handy

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Measuring things with a tape measure is mr miyamoto’s hobby, hard to think of an adult with more of a childlike enthusiasm :thinking:

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Shouldn’t be so vital a thing to have. And yet.

The key to adulthood is channeling kid you without being a dick

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That and talking about roadworks/traffic

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Got an antique tape measure from Woolworths, circa 1983

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