I needed a hammer for a project. All I could find was my mom’s rubber mallet. I asked her permission and explained why I needed it. She said ok.
After I finished using it, I left it with the rest of my stuff bc I intended to use it again the next day. When I returned, the mallet was gone.
I bought my own to avoid having to repeatedly ask for it/find it. It was smaller but usable.
When my mom came home, she was walking around my setup, moving some of my stuff. I told her not to move anything, as I’m still working there.
I also explicitly told her that I bought my own mallet, and it was in the driveway. I repeatedly said “Don’t move my mallet. It’s mine; I just bought it.” I emphasized that because she tends to assume everything is hers.
She snapped that she wasn’t taking my stuff, she was just moving everything bc it was “in the way”, even though it was completely off to the side.
The next day, I come out to find my mallet missing. Nothing else was gone. I looked everywhere but couldn’t find it.
I went to my mom and confronted her. She denied taking it, saying she only took back her mallet.
I argued that she had already taken hers back, and that I made sure she knew I had my own so that she wouldn’t mistake it for hers, even though it is visibly much smaller.
I demanded an apology, which she refused. “I was moving your stuff out of the rain” was her excuse for taking and hiding my mallet, even though she had just told me that she had only moved hers. Not to mention the only thing that was missing was my hammer.
At this point, I just wanted her to admit that she screwed up and say sorry. It was wishful thinking, but in the heat of the moment I was insistent she apologize. Still, she refused.
I stormed back downstairs and continued to look for my mallet. I ended up finding hers. I shrugged and decided that I had found a mallet, albeit not my original one, and that was good enough.
Flash forward a couple of weeks, my mom is moving her stuff into the house she just purchased with my grandmother. She was moving her tools and whatnot into her car.
Suddenly she asks me where her mallet is. I respond “I have no idea. You took it and hid it, along with mine.”
She gets irritated and keeps looking. She finds the smaller mallet that was originally mine.
She keeps asking me where her mallet is. I repeat what I said earlier.
She starts asking “well where’s your mallet then?” I said it was hidden, so she can’t hide it again.
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I mean, I never take my phone with me whenever I go into the cellar, so how the hell do they know I need these things?
Looking for something to last at least a few years without ruining my chisels. My options are limited to what I have down here.
Hey, so I recently picked up a SC Phantom X 5.5 (nothing to do with any kids making the HS team) and the headcover that comes with it is super annoying with two patches of velcro, and it's also pretty big for the size of the mallet head. Does anyone know of a slightly smaller mallet cover that uses magnets instead of velcro?