I've known a great selection of QMs over the years, some excellent, some merely good, many average, and a few exceedingly poor. One thing they all have in common, however, is a trait that obliges each of them, at varying intervals, to focus on an issue that the rest of the unit couldn't really give a stuff about, but which, after the QM applies his touch, causes immense alarm and despondency in said unit. One such example is a QM(T) at 39 Hy Regt in the late 80s who insisted on personally checking that the number of screws, nuts and bolts received from Bicester tallied with the receipt voucher. The floor of the shed was literally covered with said expense items whilst QM religiously counted them, with his long-suffering staff at hand to confirm and action any discrepancies. This particular fellow was followed by a chap who, for a short time, insisted on personally stopping every veh at the gates of Dempsey Barracks and checking it for condition and completeness. Anything that didn't meet his exacting standards was turned back, after some strong words, for remedial work. Didn't particularly mind until I was personally inconvenienced as my ski-team LR, on its way to get a civilian paint job before we proceeded to the RA Ski Camp in Pontresina, was turned back to have some remedial patch-painting in Olive Drab completed before being allowed out to be repainted in ca fetching shade of civvy blue. Couldn't really make it up but all, I suppose, part of that rich tapestry of Army life.