A commercial electric clock on Bargain Hunt took me back to when I was younger and my company would not pay me a bonus.
On the wall was a clock that had not worked from the day it was put up. I resolved to get my bonus one way or another.
I told the manager the clock was misleading people because it was not working.
However, I was prepared to sell them a clock for £20.
“If it works I will give you £15,” he said.
I wired it with a plug and leant it against the wall. The manager was happy he had got it so cheap and told me to get the £15 from the wages clerk.
The next day the electrician wired it up flat to the wall and I could not help but grin.
The next morning the manager came by and guess what, the clock would not work.
I had got my bonus and the company had another faulty clock to look at.
Every morning the manager wondered why it hadn’t moved yet.