...up on the workstand is a Boardman EM1.7 with it's chainset removed. Mr Mechanic then appears with a hammer and a seatpost and proceeds to attempt to drift out the NDS bearing from the BB shell by hammering the seat clamp with the post wedged against the bearing.
This continues for a few minutes, unsuccessfully.
As I wait patiently for my order to turn up, I casually ask why a bearing drift, or some other more suitable tool is not being used.
"We've been asking for the proper tools for ages" came the response. Mr Mechanic then retrieved some other cylindrical object and continues to hammer away at the bearing.
So I ask myself, would I be happy with a bike shop engaging in such hamfistery with my bike? No, I probably wouldn't.
( To be fair, I didn't hang around to find out what happened next and I'm not having a pop at the mechanic.)
Am I just being a bit precious?