ACROSS the country, British people are readying themselves for a once-in-a-lifetime fridge-cleaning moment.
There are few occasions in an everyday working person’s existence when they seriously consider getting all the crud out of the fridge, putting the really rank stuff into a plastic bag, and then giving it a really thorough wipe down with a bottle of squirty cleaner.
Perhaps even removing the particularly scuzzy see-through drawers, and leaving them to soak in the sink.
For most of us, simply ordinary folk whose lives are seldom touched by mouldy onions and multiple jars of out-of-date curry paste, the days when doing all this seems appealing are very few, and so very far between.
But this Friday is one of those days.
It is a moment in history when a nation united by not being at work and a lack of normal television will stand up, chests inflated with pride, and say ‘I might as well have a go at the fridge. Does nan want a cup of tea while I’m up?’
Remember it well, that you might share with future generations the fond memory of its cleaning-based magic.
Plumber Stephen Malley, just an ordinary honest, working family man from Tunbridge Wells, said: “It’s funny, I never thought of fridge cleaning as something that was relevant to my life. I guess you’d call me a white goods hygiene refusenik.
“But there’s something unique and very special about this Friday that has spoken to me on a very human level and made me go and buy some scourers.”
He continued: “I will remove items including the mozzarella ball I bought nine months ago with the vague aspiration of making a nice salad, the old leeks that are starting to decompose, and the tub of Utterly Butterly that for some reason no one has ever thrown away despite it very evidently being empty.
“I will do this, and then I will use hot water and chemicals to make the inside of the fridge good again.
“And I will feel proud.”
He added: “I might even have a go at the oven.”