I once had a love affair with duct tape. There is nothing that you can't do if you have duct tape, string, and plastic trash bags. Of course, that was back when I was younger and full of hopeful ideals.
Then life happened. I grew up and realized that I was missing a few opportunities because I didn't have a Swiss Army knife and a box of paper clips. For my birthday, my house hunk rectified that problem and I was no longer deficient in my ability to solve any problem, right any wrong because I had it all.
Alas, my skills are no longer needed because everyone knows the great secret of duct tape now. Passing strangers carry their very own Swiss Army knives. Even the most unprepared individual can scrounge up a piece of string or a bent paper clip.
No, the only advantage I still have over the rest is the three plastic trash bags stashed in my purse. Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone. Or I'll be reduced to using my pistol.