OH how you used to laugh at the outdated ways old people kept warm. But now, as the cold snap bites, you realise they were right about these methods.
‘What, duvet not good enough for you?’ you used to sneer to yourself as your gran hobbled off to fire up her electric blanket. But after giving it a go you realise you’ve been denying yourself years of toasty comfort. What else was the old bird right about? Did society write off Teasmades too soon as well? Better order one from Amazon and find out.
Hanging about in libraries
Despite containing vast swathes of your favourite thing – free content – libraries never appealed to you. That’s until you realised they’re snug public spaces where you can sit for hours without having to spend a fortune on coffee. You’d happily spend all day in your local library if it hadn’t been closed down due to lack of use by ungrateful young ’uns like yourself.
Cups of hot tea every half-hour
During the winter months old people like to keep topped up with a steady supply of tea or Ovaltine. The second their empty mug is placed on the table they’ll dart off to the kitchen to refill the kettle. You used to worry about what chronic caffeine dependency does to your body, but compared to the heart attack your next heating bill will give you it’s worth the risk.
Laughably archaic to Gen Z, according to The Daily Telegraph. Nonetheless, draught excluders are an excellent way to plug the gaps around doors and windows, and sausage dog ones are a cheap pet ideal for a cramped rented flat. Although their phallic shape is probably deeply offensive and therefore they will undoubtedly be cancelled, in the batshit imaginings of the Telegraph.
These huge weighted duvets look like the sort of thing that people snuggled up under during the American Civil War, so what use could they possibly have in the modern world? Well, it turns out that some useful inventions are timeless and don’t need to be supported by a f**king app to work. A lesson that Sonos is yet to learn.