Word Count: 100
DIY – A Shortcut
John stepped back into the water trough a second time.
‘I hate bloody DIY! And why soak the paper? What’s wrong with old fashioned wallpaper paste?’
‘I thought it would be quicker and hopefully less messy.’
‘You thought. Here, make yourself useful, hold the brush.’
‘It seemed a better idea to do this while the boys were away.’
He grabbed the brush, held the paper off the wall and in one angry movement swept it down to the skirting board.
‘Careful, you’ve covered up the socket.’
‘Just shut up,’ he said, jabbing the point of the scissors through the paper.
The socket reminded me of the fiasco we had when we decided to decorate the bedroom our boys shared when they were small. It’s all true, apart from the scissors in the socket…but it could well have happened that night!