Peter Thape (39) from Sunderland, has assured everyone in his family that he’ll get the dripping, vestibule radiator fixed as soon as possible.
Thape has had the money, and the intention to ring a plumber a hundred times over, but has just not made that call.
Thape’s weary family will not be joining in with the 2nd birthday celebrations of the sodden cloth, pointing instead to the smell of wet dog that greets them each time they come home, and the blackened carpet around the pipework that dare not be approached in socks alone.
‘Don’t know what all the fuss is about, it doesn’t even drip when the heating’s on,’ said Thape.
‘Definitely get it sorted out when we decorate, next year,’ added Thape.