My pronouns are "He", "Him" and "buggerlugs"
<aside>One of the companies I deal with won a contract to manufacture pallets and packing cases for the MOD. To my surprise, they asked for stainless steel nails - 316 grade. These are approximately 10 times the cost of the usual cheap n cheerful ones used. Seems extravagant, right? Except these pallets and packing cases are expected to be capable of storing things in often damp warehouses, underground bunkers and so on for up to 50 years - long beyond the time bright nails would have weakened to the point of uselessness. Imagine going to pick up emergency medical supplies only to find them unusable because the packing case fell apart.I'd actually like to spend less on military by doing away with the garbage contracts but still end up with the same quality operation, or better. I mean, thousands for a hammer and all that. It has to go.
Sometimes, there's a reason for seemingly high up-front charges.</aside>