Thanks to someone, probably Public Address, I was pointed at this, eminently quotable, article from a recent Independent where Martin Amis answers readers questions. One may not agree with anything/everything he says but one has to respect someone who uses words like “frictionlessly” and “gynocrat”:
Whats the worst thing that’s ever happened to you? NESA GARDEZI, by email
One day I returned home from a book tour in the US, and I noticed that the leading edge of the toilet roll in the bathroom wasn’t folded into an inviting V – as it was in all those American hotels.
Not only that. I then had a tedious five minutes issuing instructions about the new arrangement to my wife.