On Friday evening our freezer died. The motor went apparently. I just provided the towels to mop up the floor but what happened next was so extraordinary that I had to jot it down.
17:00 Martyn pronounces the freezer dead.
17:15 Put sopping wet towels into washing machine, start wash cycle.
17:16 Think about going to Currys to buy a new freezer. Remember state of bank account.
17:20 Extract local rag from bin, wipe tea leaves and assorted mess from cover and go straight to classified ads.
17:25 Ring likely looking number, discuss height of freezer and price, seller agrees to deliver it in the next half an hour.
17:45 Doorbell rings, freezer man in porch with
new reconditioned freezer and trolley. Laughs when he sees our identical trolley and insists he can lift freezer up step without assistance.
17:55 New freezer in place, freezer man is such a nice chap, we discuss replacing bottom oven, he advises cheap alternative. Am in love with freezer man.
18:00 Freezer man leaves with £45. Yep, £45 for a like-new Zanussi freezer.
If you ever need to buy a second hand or reconditioned fridge or freezer in Middlesex/Surrey, email me [chasingdaisyATgmailDOTcom]. I know just the man.
Note to self: the number’s in the drawer of Martyn’s grandfather’s desk. Under the takeaway menus.