The sad fact of the matter is there’s a reason stores chain up the valuables and make tool corrals to keep the high-end gear in the store. It’s because a few morons kill it for the rest of us. Just the other day I was checking out the Bosch lineup at one of the local big-boxes and was quite pleased to see the drills and gear displayed where I could pick them up and play with them — no tethers or anything. A day later I was there again, and two of the batteries were missing. Two days after that, all four were gone and only the tools remained.
I asked about the disappearance and was informed that folks had walked off with them — they were surprised any of the batteries made it past the first day. I know it should be expected that valuable, easily-palmed gear will disappear, but it’s still sad that it’s universally true.
It’s like kindergarten all over again. We can’t be trusted with the really cool toys because some idiot, who eats paste and didn’t learn to respect other people’s stuff, screws the rest of us. I realize I’m taking a bit of license here, but it’s better than taking display-model batteries.