Nothing new ever works
Then he says he has to go out to get something. He says he'll only be half an hour. Ninety minutes later he's still not back. For a moment I start to think negative thoughts about the stereotype of an unreliable workman. Then I remember his new van. Sure enough, he turns up a few minutes later and he's fallen foul of the New Law. His new van had got a puncture, and being the first one it had taken him ages to change the wheel.