If it’s broke, it’s probably not worth fixing. Baby boomers in particular have a tough time tossing broken tools and equipment. They were conditioned long ago by depression surviving parents that a repaired tool is as good as a new tool.

Times and quality have changed and youthful employees won’t work with “rigged” equipment.

Toss that broom with the taped up handle, the plastic pitchfork missing more teeth than Grandpa and that leaky hose nozzle. Labor is too expensive to mess with repairs on throw away items.