My gin recipes call for small quantities of roots, herbs and spices. So, I had to buy a small, digital scale. A quick search on the Internet yielded a digital “pocket scale.” I gave no thought to this description, thinking only that it meant small, and immediately ordered it. The shipper was very prompt, and I received my scale in a day or two.

My adult children have informed me that this scale fits into the pockets of drug dealers. Naturally, I wonder what governmental list will include my name. And, I wonder how my children get their information.

The scale works great. It measures to .001 gram, so now I can tinker with my gin recipes with precision.

And, if needed, I can always put it in my pocket.