A Workington man looks like being forced into changing the broken kitchen ceiling light bulb as friends make their way round for dinner.
Peter Thape (45) has been staring at the unlit bulb for four months, and has gotten pretty much use to the 25% less light.
Although the new bulb is only 3ft away in a kitchen cupboard, Thape has been unable to perform the basic maintenance task until shamed by the imminent arrival of friends.
‘Probably been saving 3, 4p a day too – all adds up,’ said Thape.
‘Couldn’t see the point in changing it. We’re re-doing the kitchen in two years,’ added Thape.