My first micrometer was given to me today by the new guy in the workshop. He's been working with us for 2 weeks now, never had a mobile phone, doenst hold a car license because "never had any interest in cars, really" eats bananas and gave me this precision tool from when the inch ruled the world. The price is still in Shillings (pre 1970) and it cost something like 72p when £1 was worth 240p.
Although I might never use it, I'll keep it as a mark in time and to remind myself that England's not all about greed afterall. Hail to the hippies!