I don’t do much measuring larger than a micrometer. When I do, it’s AWOL. Usually, something like, I had to use it in the basement , left it on the bench down there and forgot that I used it down there when I need it.
I gave up buying reading glasses by the pair at the pharmacy. I now get a box of about a dozen from Amazon. I’m always breaking and loosing them.
Distances are difficult to accurately pinpoint when the tape measure is AWOL.
I need to put one of those electronic key finders on mine. Mine goes AWOL and I’m searching the shop wasting time and I find it inside.