Clean-ish? The pile by the bed problem | Times2

By James Brown
When Rebekah Entralgo Fernández (@rebekahentralgo) tweeted, “Men love to keep a little pile of clothes next to their side of the bed” this week, she couldn’t have predicted the wave of identification that would quickly ricochet around the world.

The pile, other tweeters replied, what the home of the “clirty” clothing — half clean, half dirty. Too stained to put back in the wardrobe or cupboard, but not filthy enough to need washing; best resolved by dropping in a pile. Some people keep these clothes over unused rowing or running machines, more use chairs, but I’m strictly a floor man: the carpet is clean and the pile sits next to the washing basket. The underlying factor in this is, of

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