Struggling to get to grips with modern life

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Modern conveniences are great ... when they work.

A few years ago I would wash and dry the dishes and head out to the bank to ensure I could withdraw some money before closing time.

This week I nearly flooded the kitchen and spent my whole lunch hour trudging across town in an attempt to secure enough money to buy a sandwich.

Let me explain.

Noticing the dishwasher was full, I went to the cupboard to get a tablet. Alas, the cupboard was bare.

Determined to get the job done, I added a skoosh of washing up liquid in its place and left the dishwasher to do its work.

Twenty minutes later it had, although not in the way I’d hoped.

Instead of opening it up to reveal sparkingly clean dishes, I was met with foam oozing out the sides.

An hour and handfuls of towels later, the kitchen was clean again ... although the dishes still weren’t.

Fast forward to the next day and, while attempting to withdraw money from a cash machine, my card was swallowed.

As luck would have it, it wasn’t my bank so they couldn’t give me it back ... or give me any money either.

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