Friday, April 23, 2021

Useless Appendages

When I purchased this house I inherited a few pieces of built-in furniture. One of those pieces was an invention some might claim to be the greatest advancement in furniture since the creation of the telephone table. Upon seeing this clever cabinet, you may be tempted to wish yourself to be so lucky as to find one for sale in a catalog or department store.

But you would do well to temper your enthusiasm.

While it may at first seem like the most thoughtful solution to using what might otherwise be wasted space above the tank of the toilet; the cold, hard truth of the matter is far more disappointing and mundane.

You see, the cabinet, by its very design, is quite shallow for its height, and so in order to safely stand without tipping it must be secured to the wall at the top.

I'll let that sink in for a minute.

Yeah. It's just a regular medicine cabinet. With legs. Legs that don't actually serve any purpose.

Well, this should make it much easier to clean the floor around the toilet.

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