Johnny K works from home some days, and he did yesterday. He is very busy, has phone meeting after phone meeting on the speaker phone in his office. He types emails and instant messages while he talks. He really does wonderful work, he is a brilliant man. Meanwhile I had purchased 5 little containers of Marigold plants.
While I had waited for him to get the shovel I had remembered one of the handiest tools of all. I let him return to his office before I got it out.
A kitchen spoon.
I went out and got the Marigolds planted.
I think there are "tool men" and "make anything into a tool women." Or maybe it is not a male/ female thing, but more generally genetic. "Tool people" and "make anything into a tool" people.
He probably did not even notice my smile.