As opposed to an $8 tape measure? Which won't quit on me in the rain or when the battery dies...in below zero temperatures?
Wow, you use those expensive tape measures, eh?
I would have used different words, but totally agree.
Every once in awhile I check our local Dollar Tree store, and on rare occasions luck out, and pick up some $1 tape measures. Almost all I have actually cost more than that, usually around $5 or so, with a couple of top quality ones. I keep them everywhere, bathroom, bedroom, jeep, every jacket, my vest, shop. I don't use them for really exact measurements, I use a metal ruler or yardstick for that, but they are really handy when you want to check the thickness of some wood, or length, or width. I probably use them most by giving me a visual of what X inches are, just hold one up and look. I'll not be giving up my tape measures in this lifetime.
Almost forgot, checked the Dollar Tree awhile back. No tape measure, usually don't, but did find a 14" level, with a 14" ruler marked out on it, which doubles as a very nice straightedge, and was $1. Got to a regular store and you're probably talking $8-10.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.