Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:13 PM
When my wife contracted granite countertops for our first house, I was pissed off that they included the hole for the sink in the total square footage. Yeah, that's just me.
The sink was over 3 square feet, I don't remember exactly, but it equated to a hefty dollar amount for empty space. I asked what did they do with the 3 square feet of granite that I was paying for but not taking possession of? I got the expected blank stare and stammering stuttering.
A day or two later, we were in some bourgeois shop which sold expensive vinegar and tea and other bullsh*t. Lo and behold they had these smooth chunks of granite to be used as cheese-cutting surfaces or something... And they were 4 or 5 times the price per square foot of what I just paid!
Obviously I had to ask where they got them, and one guess as to the answer... Granite counter-top companies. So they got paid for the hole, then sold the pieces AGAIN to a different market.
You can believe I raised hell and demanded I get my cut-out piece from the sink hole! They didn't like it. I didn't care. When I got it, it was in 3 pieces, "oops it broke" ... yeah right.
anyway, I had a nice piece of granite under a gutter downspout on the corner of my house so heavy rains didn't wash a hole in the dirt, a nice piece which I used under the kickstand of my motorcycle when I parked it in the yard, and I gave serious thought to making a tying vise base out of the third piece.
I never got around to it. It is probably still sitting in the garage of that house.
In our current house when my wife bought granite countertops, I couldn't get motivated enough to care what they did with the missing piece.
the gales of November remembered...