- The EU headscarf ruling, or how to undercut your own argument.
- How Great Would This Be?
- This just came in through the contact form
- A Jet-Lagged R4
- Idée Fixe
- My Rejected Submission for "Thought for the Day"
- A Sense of Proportion
- My missed career as a theologian.
- Big increase in the price of paper ahead.
- Never as planned
- Wat de mens gescheiden heeft
- Found on an old hard drive
- Any sufficiently advanced technology
- "For A Successful Life"
- Awash with rage
- Watch, anyone?
- Stand Up for What You Believe in, or Maybe Not
- Convert Now, Before You Change Your Mind
- That Time of Year
- Group Smarts
- It's the Smell, Stupid!
- The Final Copernican Revolution
- The Long March
- Dalton's Beetle
- No problem
- A forum Moderator's Guide out of the Democracy Fallacy
Awash with rage
Few sights horrify me more than an array of dirty cups and glasses half filled with water. That was the first thing that greeted me as I returned from a business trip yesterday. The second was a phone call from the nice old lady next door who takes care of the plants when I travel, which concluded “and I’ve set your washing up to soak. Honestly dear, you can be such a bachelor when your wife is out.”
“Thank you, that is very kind of you” I chirped as the red fog rose over my eyes.
People, please. An empty coffee cup will wash fine even if you let it stand for a week. Filling it with water simply dissolves the residue and neatly deposits it at the water line, leaving a dark brown ring that takes ages with a scouring pad to remove. If you must soak the washing up, fill the wash basin and make sure that everything is fully submerged.
Friday 28 October 2011