On Sunday, I was at the lake with some ATDs (well technically I’ve only known them for a few months, so let’s say 2018Ds) and one had brought along a bat and ball. I was having a play around with it with one of the other guys, and at one point I flicked my wrist for a badass backhand at which point the wooden bat split in two.
So I’m like “sorry sorry sorry”, but will admit that subconsciously I didn’t feel too bad as it didn’t hit anything, it just fucking broke midair, so it was probably damaged in the first place. The thing is this plywood generic bat, so I think no big deal, I’ll sort this. The one that was broken was proper fucking splintered, so I figured only real option is to buy a replacement which I insist on doing and stuff ends. Anyway, said bat owner then periodically spends time trying to “repair” the bat, using the plastic handle to hold the thing together, but I know I’m solid so think not much of it.
Anyway, couple hours later she says don’t worry about buying a replacement, she’s had this one for years and will find a way to get it repaired. Like it’d been playing on her mind, but wanted to be up front with me. I felt so bad, like now I know there’s some sort of sentimental value to this and I destroyed it. I said I’d take it and get it repaired properly, not really knowing what that meant.
Anyway, I’ve contacted a bunch of people on Alibaba trying to get a replacement one made, but they said the minimum order quantity is 1000, so I think that’s an impractical solution. I mean, I’ll try and get it repaired with some heavy duty glue, but it’s obviously fucked and as it’s a bat it’s gonna break the moment it’s used again.
So yeah, sorry for reading all this, but you’re not paying anything to use these forums so maybe it’s your fault that this thread wasn’t more interesting.