Can you bring your camera?

I've ranted before but I'm going to rant again so bear with me.  Someone asked me; "Can you bring your camera?" as though I could just lay the camera down and magically some good photos would appear.  If you'd given me the camera I have now ten years ago then the photos wouldn't have been that good.  I practised - a lot - and I like to think i've got better over the years.  Do you ask a chef; "Oh, can you bring your mixing bowl over?"  It really pisses me off and I know there's a role out there for people to educated people on the difference between the tools and the creative process but I just can't be bothered.  "No, I won't.  I'm busy."