goodbye goodfriend…


today my trusty favorite pair of pliers broke…
Oh round/flats! we’ve shared the good times, we’ve shared the frustration.
they were an early purchase – maybe i was 20? & it was the first specialty tool i bought by saving the $4 p/week tool allowance(!) during my apprenticeship.
NB. the apprentice system changed just before i started – in the past, after your 4 year stint, employers were meant to send their newly trained jeweller off into the big-wide-world with a complete set of tools but it turned out that too many bosses thought this was an optional gift…

2 Responses to “goodbye goodfriend…”

  1. I feel your pain Vic, but it is a nice excuse to go shopping for new ones!

  2. Bummer. Big, big, bad bummer. Farewell friend indeedy.

    That is such a sham! Dodgy employers!