The hugely expensive solar powered swimming pool cover is broken. It emits a high pitched grinding noise then dies.
Angus gets in the car and drives the 60 kilometres to the company that installed it.
Angus : The swimming pool cover won't open.
Woman behind the counter : Are you sure ? Have you tried turning it on ?
Angus : Yes. It won't open.
Woman behind the counter : That's unusual. They always open.
Angus : Could you get someone over to look at it ?
Woman behind the counter : Have you tried using the crank ?
Angus : It doesn't have a crank.
Woman behind the counter : They all have cranks. Perhaps you've lost it ?
Angus : No, it never had a crank. Can I buy one ?.
Woman behind the counter : No. We don't sell them. No call for them.
Sometimes , just sometimes, the thought of a little rose covered cottage in the Cotswolds and retailers with Anglo-Saxon logic appears so, so attractive.
This morning Angus will call the manufacturers. Bob and Sophie enjoy playing on the slime covered net that was stretched over the solar powered pool cover to catch the leaves.