Maslow's hierarchy of needs.*
Sometimes things simply don't turn out the way one wants. No matter how hard one tries. Being tactful usually means people will blissfully make do with what is wrong. Wrong being the dumpy (and very expensive, as I was continually reminded) sofa, the Eames chair and ottoman, the monolithic coffee table, the uplighters, and the ugly Victorian dumbwaiter.
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Now playing on iTunes: Boy George - Unfinished Business