This kind of thing sets my teeth on edge.
All three of them.
Behold the shovel I bought a couple of years ago and have literally used twice since I bought it.
It has been inside of the garden shed out of direct sunlight and the weather ever since.
As you can see, it even still has the sticker on it.
You will notice that it has fiberglass handle on it.
I hate fiberglass handles on anything with a passion but at the time I couldn’t find a decent shovel that had a wooden handle for under $50 as I recall.
Oh sure, there were lots of shovels with wooden handles available. I said a decent one.
Everything I saw was complete and utter garbage, I could tell just by looking at it.
So against my better judgement I stepped up to the plate and spent a little more on what I had hoped would be a good shovel that would last a few years.
I see I was wrong again.
I dug the thing out a while ago so I could turn over the dirt in a raised bed that has been sitting unused due to a lack of sunlight.
I opened up the shed, moved some other garden tools out of the way and then reached in and grabbed this shovel.
I knew something was wrong the second I wrapped my hand around the handle.
Bigger than shit,
Plastic fucking garbage.
I used it to get my little chore done but now I’m going to have cut that crap off of there and find something else to cover up the bare fiberglass because without that covering it’s too skinny.
Yet another indication of cheap fucking shit.
I’m getting too old to be playing these games.
It might take me a while but I am going to find me the Real Deal good old fashioned real steel shovel with a Hickory handle on the sonofabitch and then I am going to put it under lock and key.
All of my other garden tools have wooden handles and I clean them up and oil them every year.
That’s why they are still in good condition.
There wasn’t a damn thing I could have done about that plastic crap coming apart that I am aware of.