Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Housewifely Wisdom

When David Hockney's Yorkshire mum flew out to stay with him at his pad in the hills above L.A. she is supposed to have said- after several days of basking on a sun lounger beside the pool- "One thing I don't understand is why, when the weather is so fine, no-one hangs their washing out to dry..."


But it's a good question. The answer but not a sufficient answer is that everyone had tumble dryers, but, then, how wasteful of them, how silly. Why pay for power (which is probably produced in ways that pollute the environment) when the sun and the wind are for free?
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