NOW here’s one for the pub, those interminably long car journeys or if you just fancy an argument.
And this won’t be just a five minute argument. It’s the full half-hour or even longer.
What has been the world’s greatest invention?
Everyone has their own opinion and this question suddenly surfaced while we were on holiday and it’s still a mystery what sparked it and why.
But opinions were divided and will remain so forever.
After all, there’s the big stuff and the little stuff. The little stuff can include things like dishwashers. Imagine life without them. All that washing up. It’s almost ended the domestic chore squabbles and accusations as to who has left the filthy cups, glasses, plates, bowls, pans and spoons to build up and fester.
There’s no excuse for not opening a dishwasher door, popping them in, putting a tablet in and closing the door. Job done. Someone switches it on last thing at night and then there’s just the minor matter over who empties it in the morning. Still, five minutes doing that is better than 30 minutes doing a big wash up.
So that’s on the ‘small’ list.
Vacuum cleaners have got to be on there too. After all, it’s that or a dustpan and brush jobbie. Er, no thanks.
Now hairdryers. They’re big in our house – it’s full of hot air in a morning. A hair dryer goes missing and it becomes a major womanhunt. So they’re on the list too.
On to the big list and it’s kind of endless. Telephones, cars, TVs. Life would be unimaginable without them. But are they double-edged swords?