Remember my poor broken stainless steel garden fork with the five year warranty? You know the one that was less than a year old? The one I broke a tine off, with my own muscles?
I know you remember, Ali.
In this modern world, Trojan garden tools are made by Cyclone. After a couple of phone calls I found myself telling my tale of woe to a nice man named, David. When I explained about my fork I don't think he quite believed me because said he wanted photos. I thought he was getting a little bit too familiar until I understood he wanted photos of the fork...not me. Once that was sorted out, I told him I had blogged about the mishap. He said he didn't even know what a blog was. So I dutifully emailed through the photos of the fork as requested and added a link to this blog...just for educational purposes.
He emailed me back, obviously having popped over to the blog, and said he would be sending me out an extra heavy duty forged steel fork. Clearly he recognises what an Amazon I am...even without pics. 'Oh, and by the way', he added, 'I am trying to grow tomatoes but they have spots on the leaves. What can I do?' Of course, flattered as I was, I gave him chapter and verse about growing tomatoes and dealing with blight.
As promised the new fork duly arrived by delivery person yesterday. It is made in Australia (Yay!) and has a 10 year guarantee! I have carefully taken photos to document this fact in case I manage to break it.
I am as happy as a doorstop with my new fork!
Now I am going to email my friend, David with a link to this post. Mmmm, I wonder if he is single?