The Anonymous Widower

Farewell To An Old Friend

I’ve finally given up on trying to shut up my thirty-year-old Workmate. What my builders had used it for to bend, I know not!

So I put it outside the house with an appropriate note.

I suppose the fact that it got bent was because I broke rule one of dealing with builders. I didn’t lock all my stuff up in a safe place.

At least now, I’ve taken the decision to only have a builder in my house, when the project is defined down to the last nail.

It’s not surprising news to me, that we have a shortage of habitable houses and apartments in this country. Many builders couldn’t put a up a shelf on budget and to an agreed time-scale.

What is the collective noun for builders?

I would put forward a never-on-time-or-budget of builders.


February 4, 2015 - Posted by | World | ,


  1. You will regret it! The new versions have tops made of particle board which breaks up and falls apart when ever anything serious is done! Never throw away good old stuff.

    Comment by Mike J | February 7, 2015 | Reply

  2. The trouble was the builders had bent it and it couldn’t be opened and closed. On Monday, I’m going down the engineering porn shop; Franchi’s in the Holloway Road and see what they have available.

    Comment by AnonW | February 7, 2015 | Reply

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