Opinion

The confronting reality of a trip to the tip

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 12 Dec 2020

The confronting reality of a trip to the tip
Jehan Casinader
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
This week, I did something shameful: I flung a queen-size mattress into a pit.There was no euphoria. No sense of relief. Just despair. Let me start at the beginning.Five years ago, when I was flatting, I purchased a second-hand bed from a friend (who had also purchased it from a friend). The price I paid: just $100. A bargain, on anyone’s terms.No one wants to sleep on a scungy used mattress. As a clean freak, I certainly didn’t. This one had a couple of small stains, but it was in pretty good nick.The springs were springy...

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