651: Bring Your Own Hammer

The first rule in carpentry is that you bring your own hammer.

That’s what Carl was told when he got a job on a construction crew. Carl knew nothing about hammers, but he went to the hardware store in search of the perfect hammer. There were big hammers, little hammers, round hammers square hammers, short hammers, long hammers and yellow hammers.

Carl had absolutely no idea which hammer to pick, so he bought the smallest one. He figured that with such a small hammer he wouldn’t be as tired after swinging it all day. Of course it didn’t really work out that way. While all the other carpenters could pound a nail with one swing of the hammer it took Carl several swings to pound in a nail.

For every nail that he pounded Carl swung his hammer, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight…

It was true. Carl had bought himself a nine pound hammer.

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