(The handheld computer thingies we carry have an elastic strap on the back to make them easier to hold).
Co-worker: Did you get a new strap?
Me: No. The old one tore so I just took it off, punched a new hole through it and screwed it back on. Happened one day when I was out in the field.
Co-worker: How did you do that?
Me: Swiss Army knife.
Co-worker: Wow. That's pretty cool.
Sigh. It's getting harder and harder for me to take anyone seriously who doesn't carry at least some kind of multi-function pocket knife. Personally, I always carry the Swiss Army knife (Tinker model), a Leatherman Wave and a S&W kerambit (for serious cutting jobs and to open bags of Corn Nuts). I also have a Swiss Army "cybertool" model which I don't carry all the time but which has proved indispensible on occasion. I frequently use the tweezers on the Tinker to remove splinters and thorns from my hands while working, and I don't know how I could get by without it.