We can’t say for certain whether Sean’s input actually had anything to do with it, but consider this: Every time we at Toolmonger had any contact at all with the folks at Stanley, Sean made it a point to go on at length — and I mean shut-up-we-already-know-how-you-feel-about-this length — about how much he loooooooves their 12′ short tape. He got one free with a set of Stanley screwdrivers years back and was heartbroken that he couldn’t easily buy one separately.
Then a while back we started seeing Stanley 12′ short tapes in Lowe’s again. And then we saw updated versions with all Stanleyworks’ modern features.
So when I saw this box chock full of ’em on the shelf, I thought of Sean. And how you, if you happen to be like Sean in this aspect, can now buy one easily. Hell, I’ve got one. Then again, I’m around Sean more than most of you, so the thought probably planted in my head by osmosis.