Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I am genuinely curious about why Ann Treneman keeps going on about cleaning toilets ("Rustic enemy No 1", 26 Jan.) 'Seems that willingness to undertake this (presumably arduous or unpleasant) task is a test of being a "new man".

I've been maintaining my toilet (ordinary ceramic flush variety) reasonably clean for the past several years and find the task no more unpleasant or difficult than keeping a wash basin clean.

You just sprinkle in some cleaning fluid or powder and scrub with a brush or abrasive pad. If I've been omitting some Trenemanian operation then I don't see that it can be a particularly important one.

Come on, Ann, explain yourself. Have you got a bottom-of-the-garden earth closet? Or what?

MALCOLM JACKSON

London SE22

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