19th dishwasher breakdownOur dishwasher is entering its dotage and recently, I've noticed that it doesn't actually wash dishes very well any more. I suspect we'll have to replace it soon, but I guess it's possible that I could get it fixed for fifty quid or so, and squeeze another three years' service out of it. So today, I looked in Yellow Pages.
Four densely pages of ads under Electical Appliances Repairs. One - quite a small one - jumped out at me:
IS IT WORTH REPAIRING?
Congratulations, A E Horder Limited of Gloucester Road, Bristol. Your persuasive words, which showed a perfect understanding of what was going through this reader's mind, have won you my business. I wonder if you can get someone round here tomorrow morning?