Today, while working on yet another "Improve your M&P" project, (Darn you, Apex Tactical and Smith and Wesson...why doesn't one of you just buy the other and make the guns right in the first place?)
I decided that I needed a really small tweezers to deal with a plunger beneath the sear of an old-style S&W sear block. (1/16th" in diameter...no joke.) So to get me some tweezers, I headed off to the drug store, where I figured I could find a pair without any problem.
Now when I got there, the lady behind the counter by the door asked if she could help me find anything. "Yes, please," I said. "A pair of tweezers."
"What kind?" she asked.
What kind? I thought for a second. How many kinds could there be?
"Uh, Smith and Wesson?"
Must have been the wrong answer, as she kind of rolled her eyes and pointed me down the last aisle on the left, telling me that they were all the way down on the end, right side.
Heck with her. I'd find what I need. I headed off down that aisle, past countless metric tons of make-up and stuff, and finally found basically a whole tweezer section. And here began the dilemma, for there must have been sixteen different shapes and a dozen different sizes. Some had little designs or make-up company logos on them (PASS!) and some were gold-colored and ran to near thirty bucks for one little freaking tweezer! Hell, I'm not working on a Heckler & Koch here, so no on those too!
I finally found the one with the smallest tip, but I had to buy it as part of a two-piece pack, setting me back about five bucks. And it worked just fine on the pistol, and the plunger is now back in place in the deep recesses of the sear housing block again, but now I can't stop wondering what chicks use all of those other types of tweezers for...and to be honest, I'm not sure that I wanna know.