Here you see three basic tools, a hammer, a screwdriver, and a utility knife — but wait a second, what’s that crap all over ’em? “Eww, flowers,” you say, “and ugly ones at that!” That’s exactly the point. If you have to protect your tools from the grabby paws of fellow shop workers (I’ve heard stories of people rusting their tools so they’d be less desirable), and if you’re short a lockable tool box, these might be the next best thing.
This is another tip I picked up in a special effects shop: Keep one of these three ugly flowery items in your box at all times. Why? Because the next time someone asks to borrow a screwdriver or hammer, they’ll receive one of these. Most likely no one else will have one like it, and bam!– you’ll know who’s swiping your tools, or you’ll get it back, because no one wants to be seen wielding a flowery tool.
I found this three-piece set for $10 on Amazon — a fun gag or a potential trick up your sleeve, it’s up to you.