Housecleaning. Polishing? Waxing? Dusting? Wood? Silver? Sorry, but the last thing I ever bothered polishing was an old coin I found on the street on my way to work (I bought a cup of nasty coffee with it, which got me through the train ride). I never bother dusting until at least two of the three occupants of this household have started sneezing. And you won’t find an awful lot of wood or silver in my humble, state-owned abode; just miles of plastic and formica. As for waxing, well, let’s not go there. Frankly, I can’t understand the mentality of an educated woman who chooses to dedicate her life to doing housework, and telling other women how to do it. But I can totally understand why she insists on the necessity of a “variable-speed vacuum cleaner.” In her words, it can be used for so many things.