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Thread #165570   Message #3988442
Posted By: DMcG
21-Apr-19 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Another anecdote while there is little real news about Brexit. For a while by daughter had a boyfriend from one of these uber-rich families. They had a magnificent kitchen, certainly of the standard that it could appear in a glossy "Ideal Homes" sort of magazine. My daughter attempted to do something trivial in it - make a cup of tea, perhaps. They were horrified: none of the work surfaces were waterproof and the slightest splash or drip risked damaging it. It turned out the kitchen had never been used - every single meal was eaten out in a restaurant, even breakfasts, and there was a separate scullery where a kettle could be boiled. The kitchen's sole function was to look impressive.