Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Losing an old friend.

Tonight I lost my buddy, my companion for the past seven years. Weve shared some tough times, and some fun times, seen some great wines and many many good wines. And through all those bottles hes been there beside me, my faithful pulltap wine-knive. But tonight his spine snapped, and he lies at the bottom of my locker now, in two pieces. Im gutted, not least because it was a damned good wine-knife, but its been with me for so long. Originally it was black, but all those years of use have worn the blacking off of it and it is now a shiny metal colour. Luckily for me, I have plenty of back-up wine-knives, including a Laguiole given to me one night by an appreciative customer, but they just dont feel the same as my lucky black pulltap.

3 comments:

Tim Elliott | Winecast said...

My condolences on your loss. I'm sure with time you will come to grips with his passing and accept your Laguiole. Just give it some time ;-)

Matt said...

I know how you feel, as a fellow wine waiter, I get quite attatched to mine also. I went through (lost/had stolen) about 20 pulltaps untill my girlfriend bought me a laguiole whilst visiting her family in France. Had it for two years now, very hard to lose because all the other staff recognise it as mine.

My condolences

Steve Edwards said...

I completely feel your pain. I lost a pulltaps last year when the worm broke after 7 years and thousands upon thousands of bottles. I also have a Lagiole that was given to me when I past my Sommelier diploma and you're right, it's not the same. I am now using a back up Pulltaps that I had and have gotten used to it, but I miss my original and still keep it with me in my bag. My condolences.

Steve