Dusting (still trying for the most brackets in subject line (was Hair-splitting (was RE: LotR (was Re: reviews (but not of MC)))))

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Mon Dec 15 15:49:56 EST 2003

Jon replied to my plaintive remark:

>> Didn't someone once do research that showed dust on
>> a flat polished surface
>> never gets to be more than a certain depth however
>> long you leave it
>> undusted, and it reaches that depth within some
>> surprisingly small number
>> of days?  Makes me wonder why I bother, really.
>I have seen this said, and of course dusting only
>stirs it all up again so that it simply settles
>somewhere else rather than actually goes away (at
>least that's my excuse). Wasn't it Quentin Crisp who
>never used to dust as he said if you used something
>dust didn't settle on it and if you didn't use it the
>dust was better left alone?

oh good, then I needn't bother!

that is definitely *my* kind of housekeeping advice.

As for the brackets, I thought if I left them alone
they might breed, but they didn't until I gave them a
slightly wider choice of partners.  :-)


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