Things that don’t work

November 16, 2007

Here, where I work, there’s a tea towel that doesn’t dry things, it just spreads the water around. Seems to be totally non-absorbent, you may as well try to dry your cup with a plastic bag. I don’t know whether to be amazed or appalled by stuff that doesn’t work AT ALL. Stephen bought a beard trimmer once that didn’t trim his beard – sure enough the thing would buzz away when you switched it on, but as soon as it’d touch his beard hair it’d just clog up and stop. Kind-hearted soul that he is, his greatest concern was not the waste of money, but how depressed the factory workers must be, beavering away in their badly-paid menial jobs knowing that what they are doing is utterly pointless

(that towel smells weird too, in case you’re interested)


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