15 January 2016

Ironing irony

I love car boot sales. It’s always nice to know that there are other people in the world who collect as much junk as I do and even more people who are willing to buy it from them. The last such sale I attended was a goldmine – I got five Calvin & Hobbes comics at the price of one; I also got an iron, a sweater, two spoons, a strainer and a blister in each foot for walking around so much. A real bargain.

I don’t usually get along with electronic equipment, but the iron that I bought turned out to be even more temperamental than these things usually are. It had its own ideas about when to get warm and to what extent ...

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