headlife readers will know of my loathing of knee-jerk anti-American snobbery. So, it is with a feeling of hypocrisy that I present to the world this wonderful example of “only in America” Americana: the padded toilet seat, bought by my parents in Florida and now providing warm, cushiony comfort to English bottoms in Malvern.
I have not seen any padded toilet seats for sale in the UK, so file this under creature comforts for large Floridian behinds.
Actually, I’m not sneering. Really. Just as I love drive-thru banking, I love the way Americans un-self-consciously go about making life easier. As something to sit on in the cold of winter and read the paper, this beautiful thing makes life easier, dammit. My arse thanks you, America.