No life without Sun
My reason for not showing a needle this basic courtesy is simple – I don't think inanimate things understand gratitude.
If I have to thank someone it would be the one who invented the needle or the 'women folk' (as you put it) who darn and mend torn clothes. It is them that need to be thanked.
It is a great message for introspection – but the example of a non-living has me flummoxed.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.