Kubota has been looking for a new job.
He has a boatload of applications out.
To make a little bit of extra money, he and his buddy have been "scrapping".
That is where you burn $10 of your dad's gas to collect $15 worth of scrap steel.
Kubota and his friend occasionally stumble on a real steal. They found a working, ride-on lawn mower which he offered to me for a very attractive price.
Yesterday, Kubota ran a steel rod through his smart phone and killed it dead.
Add $95 to the $10 of gas. Still, I appreciate that he is trying to get ahead by working.
With a heavy sigh, I flipped my smartphone over to his phone number so those employers can reach him if they call.
In the meantime, I will use an old flip-phone that we sidelined for some, unremembered glitch.