• Tim Dowling: I changed that bulb. Why will no one believe me?

    15 days ago - By The Guardian

    The kitchen light's still on the blink, so my wife's called in the electrician. I can almost guess what will happen next. And who'll get blamed Late morning. I am dealing with a midday deadline by drinking coffee in the kitchen and fretting: I don't know what to write. My wife calls me into the next room for an argument about the kitchen ceiling light. It's not the bulb, I tell her. I changed the bulb. As she speaks, something on the television catches my eye. I sit down to watch. I notice long shadows on the walls. I glance at the clock: it's 5pm. I fly into a panic, searching the house...
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