Earlier in the week I thought it would be a good idea to buy some new furniture for our "new" bedroom.
I opted for flatpack furniture from Argos, on the basis it was about £500 cheaper than John Lewis for a chest of drawers.
I am currently about one-third of the way through building that chest of drawers. It has taken me about two hours to get to this point. I have a back ache and a nasty looking blister on my right index finger.
When I initially ripped open the box, pulled out all the parts -- a confusing array of timber planks in varying widths and lengths, combined with two plastic bags filled with an assortment of screws and "plugs" -- I almost gave up.
A glimpse at the instructions -- an elaborate-looking diagram with no explanatory text -- made me wish I'd paid that extra £500 for something already fully assembled.
Now I realise why flatpack furniture is so cheap!
But what am I telling you all this for? Back to work, me thinks.