The reason why I am asking if anyone knows what a shim is, is that Jason asked me yesterday to grab him the packet of shims on the back porch. I proudly picked the shims up and while handing them to Jason, asked him if he was proud of me that I knew what shims were. He said no, since everyone knows what a shim is. I begged to differ, argued that it wasn't common knowledge, and I therefore deserved much praise. So we decided to take a poll.
To continue: do you know what a shim is?