Today I try to buy a lightbulb for my bedside lamp. I am old enough to remember the days when this was a simple task and your choice was between 40,60 or 100w. Now the choice is mind boggling. I cannot remember the last time I went to a shop to buy a lightbulb and came away with the right bulb first time.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not against eco lightbulbs. Using less energy is obviously a good thing, but why can’t my choice still be a simple choice of wattage? Oh, and whether I need that little bayonetty thing or not?
I have a theory. A conspiracy theory. Something I find I am increasingly prone to. My theory is that this excess of lightbulbs is a ploy by the powers that be to addle our mind with too many choices and too much trivia so we have no brain capacity to think about the big issues. At this rate I think I may just resort to candles.