My Deni meat tenderizer tool fell out of a kitchen cabinet today, and crashed down upon my lovely little Petr Novak teapot. I'd only used it a few times, and I loved it. I couldn't photograph it, it was far too graphic... beyond repair. Handle was broken off, lit was shattered into many pieces, and the body was cracked.
I really REALLY hate breaking teaware. My only consolation was that my first Hagi piece, a Deishi kyusu, was spared by good fortune, being missed by only an inch or two. Whew.