My mother has had a (complete) set of Corel, practically unbreakable, dinnerware for longer than I’ve been alive, despite my father being the roughest person alive … except for one. I fondly remember dropping these onto ceramic tiles many times, with not even the tiniest scratch resulting.
I had a set of Corel dinnerware for 7 years, I’ve smacked dinner plates against taps, bench corners, dropped them on the floor, drop kicked them the the length of the living room, to bounce off various metal objects … and I’ve never managed to break , nor even chip, a single item in the set.
Enter … my girlfriend. In the first week, she shattered one of the bowls, incidentally, the same week that retail stores ran out of & ceased stocking single items in the range, rather than the complete sets.
Forward a few weeks, and another of the cups are chipped. One bowl is chipped, and I’ve buried a tea-saucer. Luckily I manage to find a replacement cup at the last bastion of on-sale stock at a retail store.
Forward another week … another cup is chipped … there is no more replacements.
A set which lasted me for 5 years, despite the rough housing and smacking around with metal objects, fall apart in the onslaught of my girlfriends handling techniques.
Today, yet another victim in the unbreakable set.
I’m considering starting a demolition company. I’ll use my girlfriend as the wrecking ball … swing her up to the building … and tap, tap … the building comes crumbling down.
When will the horror end?
That said … are you accident prone?