A woman visited her sewing machine dealer to buy a spare part for her Bernina.
“I was cleaning my machine, and when I removed the needle plate, there was this little pad underneath it. I tried to be careful taking it out, but it just fell apart in my hands. Do you have one in stock?”
The technician replied, “I’m sorry ma’am, but there’s no such thing as a pad that goes under the needle plate. What you had there is lint buildup from thread and fabric! When was the last time you cleaned your machine?”
“Oh, sometime back in ’89, I think.” the woman replied sheepishly.