To suggest the mess on the floor was a product of stress is to digress from the rest of the nest.
This house is a tip, paying lip to grip to avoid a slip.
“Flash does all the hard work”, the advert says, but Flash is too much work here. Flash cash, electric bash, there is no distinction between clean and unclean in the world of the soap-sinner.
The toilet overflows with last week’s news, the shower waves in limescale. Lemonscale even. The faux-silver of the taps peels off.
And what are we to do when our prospects are due?
Is cleaning the house more important than making a living?
Well, you could kill two birds with one stone and become a cleaner.