Submitted by member: Nuvistor
A couple of tales that I found out about from other TV repairers, most of the chaps knew each other in the local trade and tales were passed around, not invented, well you couldn’t make them up. These two were from the same shop, this shop would tackle many jobs
Tale 1. Someone had brought an old fashioned kettle used on a gas stove to have the spout re-soldered on, diligently the spout was removed and re-soldered in place. Lots of care and patience, he looked at his work and said “ Oh Dear” I have put the ****** spout on upside down. Hilarity from the rest of the workshop ensued.
Tale 2. The shop sold mirrors to go into bathrooms, so off two of them went with the mirror, screws drill etc. Placed the mirror on the wall above the sink, marked the holes and then let the mirror slip and fall. Looking down breathed a sigh of relief, the mirror was OK, looked again and two taps with pipe work were standing free with the sink in pieces on the floor.
Glad we didn’t have to do those sorts of jobs to keep the workshop going.