Thursday, 22 May 2008

A question of balance

Nature finds clever ways of restoring balance.

Take, for instance, the unsustainably large number of shirts in my wardrobe. Take a glass or two of robustly-flavoured red wine. Add the latter to a selection of the former, on any lively social occasion, to create a sizeable stain that will not budge even on the application of many tried and tested techniques.

Result: two stained shirts (including one sourced from Australia, and recently favourably remarked-upon by a kind admirer - oh hubris! Oh terrible pride!). And more room in the wardrobe.

Balance restored.

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