To clarify - I am NOT that Badger! Maybe I need to change my name!
Perhaps I was overtrusting - to be fair he was struggling to set up a brand new set of forks and get the bike working well with a new set of 650b wheels in his 26" frame.
Seemed ok, even had a chat when we met later at the bottom of Barry - hence why i felt I could trust him.
So when you meet me next time and try to borrow my shock pump, sorry if i stand over you with my fingers poised to snatch it the moment you've done, and sorry its a bit rubbish and leaks air - I've lost my good pump