Funny! I knew Alan was a brotha from and anotha mutha.
My brother and I are polar opposites. I typically try to do too much so the workspace looks like it had a Soviet air strike. I'm sure the mimosas and bloody Marys don't help. I don't mind because my grandfather (a machinist) did the same thing. My brother is super clean -almost to the level of being museum quality -just sickening. But, his work is impeccable so there must be something to it. I'm more of a "Passenger door, naaa, that's extra. We'll go with out it." Life is too short to be hampered by arranging your sockets alphabetically by height.