Friday night round the neighbour’s last week for pre-Xmas drinks with a few families, I get chatting to the guy three doors down who moved in with his family in the summer.
Out of curiosity I asked what he did as a job: “I build bass guitars”, he replies.
The penny dropped pretty quickly. I live in the village where Wal build their basses and my new neighbour is one of the guys who builds them. Could have chatted to him all night. I don’t think he’s used to meeting people who know one end of a bass from the other, let alone have actually heard of Wal.
Sadly, no chance of mate’s rates or reopening the waiting list I don’t think.