The excitement going round at the installation of a new cabinet is palpable (another one of those words we always like to use regardless of what they mean).
The last cabinet we had was fantastic when we first put it in, but the newspapers started messing it up within a very short time.
I have always detested newspapers for this purpose but everyone seems to think that’s what they are for, so whenever we have a new cabinet put in place newspapers go into action before anything else.
There are a number of reasons I begin to hate newspapers whenever I get a new cabinet:
1. The edge of the newspaper curls up in that funny way and gets in the way of the door closing.
2. The newspapers turn dirty brown after some time and you just know that the cups and plates are full of germs.
3. The moment you place a cup or plate inside the cabinet without drying it thoroughly, the newspaper is gone.
4. And don’t get me started on the time you pour yourself a much needed hot cup of tea, take a sip and …ugh! Newspaper bits!