PST passed on (unvoluntary...)
Ever since Leatherman came out with the PST I had mine; it was a gift from my dad. I had it with me on many trips; during a motorcycle trip through Morocco it was of great help repairing the oil cooler of my friends's BMW R100GS.
It was in a cupboard for a while when I realized how handy it is in the weekend on the house boat on a Dutch canal where my wife & I live. It became part of my weekend outfit and saved a lot of time with all sorts of home improvement & garden projects.
Yesterday we came back from a trip through South Africa and of course my PST was part of the trip. At the security gate I realized I had checked in the wrong bag when all alarms went of; the PST was in the cabin luggage. The security officer wanted to take it away but I had another plan; I walked out of the airport with my passport and my PST and found this porter named Thembo who was helpful when we were unloading the suitcases (my wife is an Imelda Marcos...).
I told him I had this tool problem and that he would get lucky. When I handed him my PST over I got fattest smile from him. I told him to please take good care of the tool that I got from my dad. It took me a few hours before I lost my frustration of loosing my beloved Leatherman. I helped to know that this guy probably can use it really well.
So now I find myself on the Leatherman website trying to figure out what new tool I should get. Cool site; love the stories! This is mine...
- Joost K.