Returning Julio’s tools
I think we have established by now that Julio does not like lending out his tools. That’s because real aircraft mechanic are the same way. They have to buy their own tools for the most part and those fancy Snap-On pieces are anything but cheap. The other issue is tool control. After you put a helicopter back together and you’re about to go fly, it’s good to know that all the tools made it back to their respective place in the toolbox. Should there be one missing then you’d have to look over the whole helicopter again making sure it has not been left behind somewhere inside the helicopter.
I don’t think I would want to work for a company that has a “return pile” system, unless they are in the recycling business maybe. Unfortunately my wife has a similar system at home. But since her return pile for my tools is on top of my toolbox and I don’t work on aircraft at my house, it is not a hazard to aviation safety. Yet it is still annoying …
This strip doesn’t show what comes next, but I am assuming somebody ended up with a black eye.