......or something clever depending on how you look at it.
Personally, I would have loved to have thought of this years ago, when I was working at other grooming shops.
When I was working at other shop, with other groomers, I would have a problem with other people using some of my grooming tools.
I should not say just other groomers.
Everyone in the shop seemed to gravitate towards my grooming station.
The thing is, they would not touch my tools while I was at my table, they would wait till I was away from it, or had gone home, or use my tools on my days off.
No matter how many times I asked for people to leave my tools alone, I would inevitably come in to see my tools moved around, or sitting out someplace because the person who used them didn't even bother to put them away.
I guess that I could have gotten a tool box that I could have locked up, but I don't remember seeing anything like that when I first started grooming.
Plus some of the places that I worked did not have anyplace to set up a tool box.
My tools were in drawers, or laying out on a table, or cart.
Needless to say, the thing that bothered me the most was when someone would use my scissors!
I came in one day, at the pet shop that I was working at at the time, to find my best scissors, on my cart where they belonged, but cover in some kind of sticky substance.
No one ever fessed up to using them, and I never figured out what was all over them, but they were so dull I couldn't use them till the sharpening guy came.
Come to think of it, I could have used this trick for all of my scissors.
Then maybe my daughter, who was three years old at the time, could not have used my scissors to go in the bathroom and give herself a haircut.
Soooo, what is my Tip?
But, not for what you think.
Not to lock up a tool box.
They are small padlocks to lock up your scissors.
Each individual scissor.
Or, just your special, expensive, important scissors, thinning shears, or chunkers.
So when someone picks them up to use them....
Again, I wish that I knew about this trick years ago.
I hope that this helps someone. :)
Happy Grooming, MFF