One of the joys of having a birthday that's close to Christmas getting first access to cool new gadgets that have been introduced for the holiday buying season. I had been out fishing.came homw and sat down at the TV to warm up before I put my boat away, cleaned my rods and went to work on the four foot shark I caught that afternoon.
One of the gifts i happened to g et for my birthday was a Black and Decker cordless scissors. They advertise this pup by showing a hapless Mommy tryingto cut through the hardplasgtic covering of your typical Christmas trinket.
Once warmed and inspired by a cup of Yuban, I dragged the hapless shark out by my garden, thinking I'd be able to gut and steak it up quickly. But no, some butt head had dulled my Japanese knife by using it to whittle, or cut plastic. So, I thought....
"Hmmmmmmmmm, the Black and Decker cordless scissors?", perfect. It had charged for about 24 hours so I squatted down over the poor stiff fish, turned on the scissors and began snipping and gutting. The scissors made short work of the fish carcass and before I knew it, it was time to steak the puppy up.
Now even I know that using cordless scissors to cut fish steaks is an inappropriate use of a power tool but I had a moment of pure inspiration "Damn, i also got a cordless Black and Decker hand saw."
Voila, the perfect unintended use of great technology. Of course no one wants to come near my new cordless tools except my useless cats. I guess I won't have to worry about someone borrowing either of these great new tools.
Black and Decker cordless scissors and hand saw. Recommended! Good for cutting plastic, sawing ceramic, wood, plastic as well as gutting big smelly dead fish. And you wonder why I choose to live in rural San Diego County?--Jim Forbes in the final hours of 12/31/2006.