Getting the picture
If you want to really know a person go see how he organizes and keeps the tools of his trade. You could also ask to borrow some toothpaste and see how the tube is being squeezed.
I had a old fellow that was friends with Tom Dorrance tell me that some folks wanted to have Tom come help them with their horses. He said Tom wanted to go at feeding time to get the real picture.
I always enjoy looking at peoples tack room and the gear they use. It’s the real story.