After all, fixing the broken window creates employment for the glazier , who will then buy bread and benefit the baker, who will then buy shoes and benefit the cobbler, and so forth.
After all the puffing and panting they rang a glazier who took out the front window for £50 while they heaved it through into the living room and promptly collapsed on to it.
We see or can imagine the consequences of the broken window - more money for the glazier .
Later that afternoon, the insurers sent a glazier to replace the window and clean up the broken glass while we were partying - I wasn't going to let a petty theft spoil my fun!
A glazier was just finishing off replacing the shattered window so at least I could see what I was doing.
This was done on Monday - the windows in the morning (the glazier did temporary repairs on Sunday to secure the property), and the locks were changed in the afternoon.
There were those who profited from the event, none more so than the tilers, bricklayers and glaziers whose wages trebled.
I have been up on the Minster to see some of the stone masons and glaziers and to understand the complex problem of restoring the whole of the east face, which is a monumental project.
It's important the stoneyard and glaziers are able to produce work that equals the existing mediaeval craftsmanship, and through the apprenticeship scheme they are ensuring that this expertise continues.
But in the next 12 months alone, there is a need for almost 200 lime plasterers, around 140 wattle and daub craftspeople, over 100 glaziers and almost 60 cob builders and dry stone wallers.