“What is your mobile ‘phone doing in the fridge?”
“It’s a spirit level.”
“No, it’s your 'phone.”
“Yes, I’m using it as a spirit level.”
“That’s a clever ‘phone!”
“No, it’s a smart ‘phone.”
Is there anything you can’t do with a smart ‘phone these days?
The hinge on our fridge door broke recently. It’s an integrated one that we installed about ten years ago. We checked on-line to see how much a new refrigerator would cost. Good grief I could buy a new car for that. After some investigation we discovered we could buy a pair of replacement hinges from Amazon France. It was going to cost 70 euros and would take a month for delivery. Then we found the same hinges available on Amazon UK for 25 euros and one week delivery. How crazy is that?
The hinges arrived yesterday by post from Amazon UK so Paul wrestled with the fridge door for an hour or two this morning. He needed the spirit level to ensure everything was, er, level. The hinges were fearsome, they were so tightly sprung he almost lost his fingers. The fridge door closed rather like Arkwright’s till that put Granville’s fingers at risk in Open All Hours.
After some adjustments the fridge door now closes like a dream.