A Christmas Wish
All we want for Christmas is the floor space listed on our rental contract. While we appreciate creativity as much as the next artist, it is disconcerting to actually measure our flat and find 30% of it missing. Our landlord explained that the figure includes "common areas," such as the hallway, a portion of the lift, a few square yards of air shaft, a huge swath of roof where the TV aerial lives and perhaps a bit of sidewalk, he'd have to check. So it's hardly surprising that a microwave is as large an oven as our Christmas turkey will ever see. As our landlord helped us stuff it in, we explained to the bird that it really includes a great deal of counter top, part of the pantry, some of the sink...