We're missing you China! Get yourself well and back to your OG duties!
I've just been in town to the Library to collect a book I ordered online and had the usual problem of the automatic machine throwing out my £1 coin each time I tried to pay. It did the same with several coins and I had to ask a human being to take payment. It's happened before and I tell them but they don't seem able or willing to correct the fault. (Thinks...are they deliberately sabotaging the machines?
Then I went to WH Smith and looked for Roket Glue in their large glue section. They have loads of different glue brands but not Roket. I suggested to a sales assistant that they should stock it because there is nothing else like it and it's very useful. She told me they don't have any choice over what the shops stock and I'd have to write to head office! Next I went to The Works shop. They have a very large craft section but few glues except the usual PVA. I suggested to the lady who seemed in charge that they should stock it. She took the details and said she would contact the office that deals with stocking. At least she didn't tell me to do it myself! This is another aspect of what's killing off the High Street. It's especially depressing when I've just read an interview with the CEO of the big bookseller Barnes & Noble in the USA, the man who also turned around Waterstones. He said how the first thing he'll do to turn around B&N will be to give shop staff responsibility for choosing which books to stock.
Roket Glue. `For fast assembly of card models. Also bonds balsa wood, paper and card to most plastics. Use sparingly, align and press parts together for instant bond. Water clean up.' LINK
Wonderful stuff. Seems expensive but you need only tiny amounts. It bonds in about 10 seconds, depending how much you apply to the one surface - a thin smear bonds instantly, a bit more and it's slower.