Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Interesting phenomenon 5

Does anyone else recognise the following phenomenon?

You move into a new house. OH MY GOD the carpets are AWFUL, and that bathroom suite... and Jesus those light fittings are hideous. We really must get round to doing something about that.

1 year later: totally oblivious to awful carpets. They are just part of the background scenery now. You'll get round to it one day.

Nick and I have been quite good with DIY but there is still the odd job to finish off and, 9 months later, we don't seem to notice anymore. For example there is a weird bulkhead thing in the bedroom that is not finished off, so you can see under the floor. It's been that like since we moved in. Finally we've got a joiner coming round to finish it off.

It's very strange how something that was so offensive at first gradually becomes tolerable, then eventually invisible.

I guess when God created 70's black and red swirly carpets he figured he better also create a way for us to live with them.


Blogger Tracy said...

Talking of hideous carpets - I always find it hard to understand that somebody actually went into a carpet shop and said "Yes, I'll have that one please!" They actually made a conscious choice too order and pay for something so hideous!!!! It might have been the white stick and labrador that made the choice? who knows!!!

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me about it. I'm hugely embarrassed that it's now exactly a year since we purchased the tiles for me to tile the bare plaster in the kitchen. Have they been unpacked? No. You should nag me to do it.

12:59 PM  
Blogger rach said...

tile your kitchen. look how much you enjoyed tiling the bathroom!

12:01 PM  

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