PegsI have (inadvertently, at first) been running an experiment on the longevity of plastics. A year and a half ago I bought a packet of pegs. It contained equal numbers of five different colours of pegs, and I have spent the last year and a half using them randomly. I don’t think I have had any particular bias towards specific colours. In fact, I normally reach under the pile of clothes in the basket to grab handfulls of pegs, sight unseen. Any pegs that aren’t used remain in the bottom of the basket, sitting in the sun (hopefully) all day.

Look at the results! For a while the red breakage rate was ahead of the white, but that last one just hung on longer than the last white one. The results are clear. I know for a fact, that given the choice I will always go for green or blue garden furniture rather than white. I suspect this may significantly reduce the chances of any of us ending up on You’ve Been Framed.

So there you have it. Never buy a white plastic garden chair / laundry basket / peg set if a green one is available.

Ironically, on the very day that the last white peg broke, my clothes prop broke too. It was less than a year old, and most of it was rather sturdy. Mostly it was a green painted metal pole. The part that broke was the (white) plastic part that held it extended. Of course.


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