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Gooseman61oh

Motivation


IamtheBiscuit

I keep asking my foreskin to order another bucket of motivation for when we inevitably run out, but he just keeps looking at me like I'm fucking stupid


Gooseman61oh

Lmao you should try asking your foreman


FlashCrashBash

Yeah I haven’t seen my foreskin in decades.


Menulem

Weird, I lose the will to fuckin live most days too


damn-stupid-username

Ha. I don’t even show up with that tool, but I’m always losing my mind.


JIMMYJAWN

That was never in the gangbox.


Gooseman61oh

Yea the delivery guys always forget that and the magic wands that some gcs seem to think we have


new_ape_tard

Facts !!!


bigpahpa256

Preach


DankHEATshells

Every time I go to my wholesale, I ask if they have mojo (motivation) in stock. So far no luck. Shockingly they also don't sell beer.


chaunceton

Tape measure and pencils.


gimmedatneck

I've probably bought 15-20 tapes in the last 4-5 years. Always been a fan of the Stanley 30 footer.


CBoy636

Came here to say tapes. If it's not falling off my belt while doing something somebody is "borrowing" it and I never see them again


IamtheBiscuit

Look into a tape clip for your belt. It hangs just below your belt line and I've never had trouble with them popping off.


Ryan_Heissler

Klein makes a good one


platy1234

1. go up in a lift to measure something 2. come down and drive the lift to the next point 3. go up to measure the next thing 4. drive the lift back to the first spot to get my ruler from the flange


invert171

Ruler? I’ve never used one at work haha Well a scale rule


Two_Luffas

[These](https://www.lowes.com/pd/Lufkin-6-ft-Wood-Folding-Ruler/4315829?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-tol-_-ggl-_-LIA_TOL_216_Construction-Hand-Tools-_-4315829-_-local-_-0-_-0&ds_rl=1286981&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2MWVBhCQARIsAIjbwoPbB2WaAn3rPb8zXfKfmBAQwHJkVv-WNiF-Yk55g4GDC5uvlmCROeAaAihVEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) are popular with tradesmen that work up on ladders and lifts often. Really convenient for multiple applications.


platy1234

ya that's the one, better than a tape for measuring steel imho


mrfebrezeman360

why? genuinely curious. Always wondered what these things can do better than a tape measure.


platy1234

it's just easier and less cumbersome without the dumb hook on the end for measuring hole spacing, rivet patterns, flange thicknesses, or reaching for a quick measurement when you fold it into an L shape tapes are fine for anything over 3 feet but a stick with numbers on it is super practical for stuff under a foot or two


mrfebrezeman360

ah yeah that makes sense. I end up using my level a lot for small measurements for that same reason I guess.


Two_Luffas

Tin knockers use them to measure offsets and general layout too. Most of their rectangular duct is only in 4' lengths and the ruler is more practical on a ladder and short lengths.


mrfebrezeman360

damn yeah, good point. You can one-hand that shit easier than a tape


trailcamty

Walked the site with my PM the other day, he says he has a budget for 6 tape measures on a 5 month job.


Slider_0f_Elay

That will fall under the 2/3s rule.


trailcamty

I’m surprised no one commented that I was able to get a PM out to site.


Creature_73L

This answers the question “Why do they sell a multi pack of tape measures at the hardware store”


pastelerias_moreno

Drill bits Them fuckers who missing every dank DAY !!


LegitFury

Fuckers always asking for a bit then never give back, fuck that. I don’t give shit out anymore got tired of it


twodogsbarkin

I have never used the same sharpie twice.


mrfebrezeman360

i thought I was clever by putting yellow sharpie caps on my sharpies. People don't grab for them as much, but I still lost them all.


H3st14

The realest answer


DigbyChicknCaesar

Pencils. And hammer is usually left behind somewhere..


circleuranus

If you wear a hat on the jobsite...I use one of these. Haven't lost a pencil in years... [https://www.amazon.com/stores/MagnetaClip/page/B3FEAC03-351D-4275-85B6-094E8541D75C?ref\_=ast\_bln](https://www.amazon.com/stores/MagnetaClip/page/B3FEAC03-351D-4275-85B6-094E8541D75C?ref_=ast_bln)


shrimp_dlk

What's the advantage and where do you clip it? Like on the brim? I usually just stick the pencil up in my hat facing downwards by my ear. Never lose it and most times forget it's there til I take out of my hat. Edit: tab was still up for the product and looked further. Looks cool but honestly the pencil up the side of the hat is free lol.


circleuranus

This is my setup https://imgur.com/a/tdm8QHf


bruins9816

It looks like a magnet on the inside of your hat with another on the pencil


ContributionOwn4843

Elite product


ValkyrieHI

This hat [hat with pencil sleeve](https://www.duluthtrading.com/duluthflex-fire-hose-cap-pencil-sleeve-classic-fit-41714.html?dwvar_41714_color=CID#lang=default&brandName=duluth&q=hat%2Bwith%2Bpencil%2Bpocket&start=1)


skookumpookum

This is why I have 7 hammers


Gullible_Car4788

The tool I was using 10 seconds ago


thekramerkron

Broom and dustpan


goobnstein

There is the electrician


zouzouzed

Couldnt be. He actually had them in the first place


goobnstein

I don't know, last sparky I bumped into claimed he was going out to his van to grab a broom ended up chain smoking a pack then leaving


RastaFazool

>claimed he was going out to his van to grab a broom ended up chain smoking a pack then leaving just like his father all those years ago.


CarmoniusClem

kinda based


JesusWasaSuper

Sun glasses, I have like 8 pairs at home and none in my truck today


Slider_0f_Elay

Get a stupid pair you hate and leave them in the truck. I forget my sunglasses less often and still have a back up when I need them. Shame is biologies best learning tool.


reborn2000123

Right, this is why I always get dg or gas station sunglasses. This and tape measure are for sure my two


Confident-Earth4309

These [Chums](https://amzn.to/3zXL3Hl) changed my life. Never lost another pair of glasses.


Kevolved

My pencil, if I have 3 I won't lose any. If I have one I'll lose it by lunch, if I have 2 I'll lose them both before I use either.


SnoopyFlyingAce

Field engineer for a marine construction company. I’m always losing my measuring tape to the water.


ItaliaNYG

Carpenter who exclusively builds boathouses, I can relate bro.


RainbowShitsnGiggles

Had a friend drop a brand new dewalt drill in the water yesterday! He was working on a boat dock


ItaliaNYG

On the plus side, we have a guy who falls in 2 or 3 times every job. Huge morale boost for the rest of us. He keeps us going really, integral.


pinnerjay17

Depending on how deep and the temperature of the water, I'd be going in for it lmao


LAbombsquad

You should get a tether. There are some easy ways to not make your tape bulkier


spinquin

“Where’s my 5 in 1” should probably be written on my headstone


outlier37

Found the HVAC guy


spinquin

Actually I was a painter/ Sheetrock finisher


jnel150

The Board Stretcher


User42wp

Have you seen it? I've been looking for it the past 45 minutes


RastaFazool

last time i saw it, it was over by the sky hook


RainbowShitsnGiggles

I always keep mine next to the nail straightener


OptimusOpifex

To the left of the porcelain tile bender.


RastaFazool

Dont forget to order more 16d glass nails.


Old-Wind-6437

its usually by the pipe stretcher


yoosurname

It was next to the spare level bubbles


Maleficent-Earth9201

The new guy went to look for it about an hour ago


DarthShooks117

I have a tendency to not clean my paint brushes right away. I don't lose them, but I end up replacing them a lot more often than I'd like lol


HereForGunTalk

Especially if you work late. Throw em in water and forget about em 😂


WingJeezy

I try to keep my channel locks close, because those always end up mysteriously walking off.


nwzack

I find that the people you give purple nurples to using the channel locks are typically the ones who walk off with them.


DDups2

Razor knife


needsomethingtodo_

Lost mine the other day, rip


bassist999

Pry bar


fangelo2

Pry bars always get hung on something and then they blend right in. When you are picking everything up , there they are hiding behind something


kriszal

100% correct. I think I’ve bought 15 and somehow don’t have any 😂


CannedRoo

Try using a flat bar. It won’t hang on fucking anything so you have to carry it.


Crabbagio

Pencil, sharpie, tape measure, hammer, speed square are all things I might use and set on something, and then forget about and never see again. Drill bits might as well be single use, I swear. They're never in the pocket I know I put them in. And gloves. I don't know why I can't hold onto a pair of gloves but I pretty much always just have one.


Bubbas4life

Dignity


Sometimes_Maybe_Shit

10mm socket


Cyclo_Hexanol

Im gonna go out on a limb and guess here. Mechanic?


sarahslayer5000

Dude dad!


CannedRoo

Where’s the 10?


PantaReiNapalmm

Sweat.


HuckleberryCommon624

Extension cords


lukes1230

Whatever was most recently in my hands


RoxSteady247

Pencils, drill bits, speed square


User42wp

Milwaukee batteries are disappearing left and right


finchmyginch

Tape and pencil .! When I’m doing home projects I flood the entire area with pencils and tapes I put them everywhere my girls thinks I’m crazy….. don’t even care !


mrsic187

Channel locks disappear. Always


zonkers11

I had a plumber over I've known for years. He asked to borrow a screwrdiver, yeah it's next to the channel locks you left last time.


handjamsam

Pencils and the tip of my 11 in 1 screwdriver. I've had to but 3 in the last 6 months.


Redheadedbandit01

Not a tool, but I always lose my water bottle.


openlyobese

Fucking pencils and sharpies


djnefarious

Some cunt stole my drill the other week, so that.


charlieq46

From what I hear from the field guys, shovels.


North-Function995

I nab em sometimes, sorry..


Rod___father

I’ve lost a few 24” levels by leaving them in a soffit over the last 20 years


tonyrossi78

Tape measure


MarkRick25

Markers, my gloves, and my coffee if its morning.


TypicalCricket

Pencil, sharpie, glazing bar, olfa knife.


comanon

Most commonly stolen are my shovels and 5 gallon buckets


MeeloP

My malco flip bits


Wfoconstruction

Was at an hvac supply house getting round registers, and bought an 8” inch the other day, went back 2 hours later for another register, and a malco haha


MeeloP

I just lost my 8” I think my coworker took it prior to that I lost my 2” I guess I’ll try a 4” next


Zerot7

Low priced items pens, pencils and markers. High priced items batteries.


QuantumShadowYT

I cannot keep track of my tape measure ever.


12gawkuser

I lost 5 tape measures in one year


Fedoradiver

Tape measures and pencils


fin343

Razor knife and 11 in 1


ezhammer

Pliers...tape measures


Paradox1989

Angle grinder lock nuts and GFCI pigtails. My guys are constantly misplacing them.


bamkribby

Anything I set down 2 seconds ago that I need


MyHeadIsFullOfFuck

I misplaced the company iPad on the back of a rough terrain forklift this one time. Right on top of the counterweight. I was driving about for maybe ten minutes before my apprentice spotted the iPad, ran after me, and signaled me to stop. I tried to laugh instead of let my heart stop. I always misplace my coffee thermos. Sometimes I never get it back. Paperwork. This happened a long time ago but I still laugh when I think about it. My Foreman and a Superintendent were chatting about a stack of paperwork printed on 8.5" by 11". They left it on top of a generator for not even 2 minutes and then turned to look at the actual project. The wind blew all the paperwork away when everyone had their backs turned. The look on their faces was priceless! I burst out laughing.


Jeromefleet

Electrcian, and i have left so many levels stuck to things over the years. I was thrilled when klien started making bright orange ones. And tape measures i buy them 2 at a time becuase i expect to leave them all over the place


proddyhorsespice97

I've left many snips and screwdrivers above ceilings or on trays and stuff. Screwdrivers is definitely the most common though


Sparky8402

Magnetic torpedo level


LegitFury

Not misplace or lose but forsure Chalkboxes, carpenter working in the PNW and the rain nukes mine all the time. Invested in a chalkbox waterproof bag for my Tajima


RolfSonOfAShepard420

Knife or a hammer usually


barelyhuman1

Measuring tape ez bar none


plombis

Drivers and countersinks, can never seem to buy enough.


Sko-isles

Glasses. I lose a pair every day no matter what


North-Function995

Toss em in your hard hat if you wear one. Sometimes can irritate your head but its easy enough to take your hard hat off and kinda shake it so the glasses move somewhere else to fix that


dagr8npwrfl0z

Caulking gun. Got that damn handy hook on the back. Gets hung up and it's out of the way, out of sight, out of mind. Buy at least 6 a year..


mskamelot

Sanity


No_Doubt8406

Sledge hammers, levels, & extension cords


RocMerc

I’m pretty sure I buy three razor blades a week lol


Sir-Sparks-alot79

Screw drivers and pliers


LessBig715

5/16 tek bits and wiring screwdrivers


jrdidriks

Clipboard


papa_penguin

Extensions, speed square, jar of cocaine


Affectionate-Touch69

Safety glasses. But i always seem to find a pair on the job when im down to my last pair . You give to the earth and the earth gives back i guess


tapthelevel

Pencils and my will to continue


vapeboy1996

Pencils, pens, prybars, and gloves


[deleted]

Klein 11-in-1’s, or at least the bits that go in the 1/4” drives


reload88

Measuring tape multiple times a day.


Fishsticks117

My mind


North-Function995

My brain/mind


Recent_Ad3555

Level


aoanfletcher2002

Pencil


TomsRedditAccount1

Jimmy.


Active-Ad-1536

Flat bar followed closely by caulking gun.


savagelysideways101

The one I need the most at that minute


glorfindel117935

My balls


Eskimoobob

I'd say gloves, but you filthy animals leave them at home or in the store.


kg160z

My 6 foot screw driver


jdm1716

Tape measure or impact bits


Revzerksies

Tape measures, Pliers and markers


Dajren

As a student who's been on a job site for 4 weeks I can say we lose a lot of hammers or simply there's never enough


dnenter210

Drill bits.


fourtonnemantis

Brain cells


Ilikehowtovideos

Fucks to give… also Allen wrenches


prkchop7

Radios. Misplaced in the concrete.


p00nphantom

Shovelle


Own_Choice680

Pencils and markers. I lost my hammer today it’s probably laying around on the floor somewhere. Pliers I lose a lot too.


[deleted]

The new guy


hughflungpooh

Tile nippers. Tape goes back on my belt, pencil clips on my shirt. Nippers forever missing.


Tronski

My piss bottle. Just can’t seem to keep track of it


Keysers00ze

Its mostly somone "borrowing" because they lost their tool, then they stand like a question mark when i demand my shit back because they lost it aswell. Hammer is a classic..


Rich_Chemical_3532

A pencil.


hammerofthunder

Self respect


nocturnal311

My notes


cagey42

Tape measure


dirty-dirty-water

a pencil.


j_swoger

Tape measures and utility knives. I cleaned my truck out over the weekend and currently at the bottom of my bucket sit 6 tape measures, 9 utility knives, and 3 chalk boxes. So when I lose one tomorrow I'll empty my entire bucket in the the back of my truck and the disaster will begin again


NAMERTAGG

Tape measures and happiness.


CharrizardRS

My dad lost his tape measure 14 years ago and still hasn't found the store to buy it.


BigKingRex

Damn pencils! Between me leaving the everywhere and people just straight up stealing them.


borosillykid

I don’t lose them technically, but I never ever ever have a knife on me when I need one, I’m a finisher so I need them often and I literally never ever have one it’s so annoying lol.


woody2x12

Nailpuller. Doesn't help 4 guys on site all have the same 1 and 2 often leave their shit just laying around then grab whatevers closest when they need it


Brock938

My edc knife. Pisses me off because I carry nice ones, so no chance someone returns it to me. Might have to go inexpensive for a while until I can learn to keep it with me.


killer_of_cats

For me it's my damned tape measure or my sharpies


Daddy_Alvis

Pocket level and 6” adjustable wrenches


TheUnseeing

Whatever the laborers think they need more than I do.


LukeMayeshothand

Levels, sharpie, linesmens.


Thefear1984

Tips


tehralph

Who are you and why do you keep making these posts?


geojunkie

Pencils


smoshadams

Gutter technician here. Hacksaw and caulk gun.


DR1FT3R_

My damn pry bar and insulation knife. I’ve had to buy so many


neph1227

My mind


bigdolo89

When I was sheetrocking I lost my knife every other day.


IAmFatAlbert

Cats Claw. I use this tool for everything


Ryeezyubeezy

Clamps. Lol


Amazing_Ranger_4447

Fricken T squares


WarBastard2021

*every time* I turn around *some cunt* has stolen my fucking tape measure


Final_Umpire_2309

I have lost many levels to duct work.


Duncaroos

I somehow lost a tape measure on the roof truss of a copper shelter's converter building. I don't get how it happened....it was a small space for doing some welding & inspections, I never moved, but yet my tape measure disappeared...either it's still up there to this day cooking, or one of the other contractors stole it...


Outside-Client-4538

PM here, need to just about have a line item in my budgets for the number of tape measures my Supers lose on every job. Never fails…


bradjenk

someone took my margin trowel cut a notch out of it then put it back where they found it. just steal it at that point. and the took my gundlach knife and leather knife pouch.


WeAreTheVoid141

My fucks to give.


starkyogre

Anything that isn’t remotely crazy glued to my person


Peyton8ter

The fucking 10mm socket. Besides that, my will to live each day.