The branch manager of my library asked me if I could order him a 25 foot measuring tape. As I am in charge of supply ordering for our library branch, I said "Yes."
I looked on Amazon.
For less than eight dollars Amazon carried a 25 foot measuring tape that received an average of 4.8 stars.
That is an incredible deal!
I would like to get measuring tapes for everyone! I would like to get a measuring tape for you, and you, and you, and you!
If only I could!
I am in no way being remunerated by any measuring tape company or lobby.
All of this simply comes from my heart, or possibly from my sense of how much I think a tape measure should cost. Maybe more the second of these? Shouldn't it cost more like 12 dollars for a good quality 25 foot tape measure? I mean, is this a wildly good deal or do I have an inflated view of the value of tape measures?
So I ordered two tape measures for us at the library. This is one more than is strictly necessary. But I have found that for any tool at a library, a stapler, or scissors, or even a tape measure, one must have a minimum of two. There will always be one of them that is missing, and one that never is.