My old mum had been asking me for weeks to help her paint her bathroom so she could get a new suite fitted by a family friend, but for one reason or another I hadn’t got round to it.
In the end she gave up and got a decorator in to do it for her without telling me. In the meantime I finally had a spare Sunday with no plans so popped to the local DIY store and got some paint and went round nice and early, whilst I knew she would still be out at church, to make a start on it.
A couple of hours later and with 3 of the 4 walls finished she came back home to find me in her bathroom. Following 10 minutes of laughter and anger I had to finish the job she had already paid for once that week as the walls were a different colour! I still think my job was better though.
Submitted by Jack Dobbs.