Man discovers 'fake cupboard' in kitchen is actually a dishwasher
"I've wasted days of my life washing up."
A Bristol man had been living in his apartment for two years before he discovered that a "fake cupboard" in his kitchen, was actually a fully functional dishwasher.
Tom Hale took to Twitter to share his frustration with himself, after spending two years washing the dishes by hand.
"I am in shock," he tweeted. "Lived in this flat for 2 years and only just discovered TODAY it has a dishwasher. I thought it was a fake cupboard."
Tom captured his mood with a series of upside-down smiley emojis.
"I've wasted days of my life washing up," he said.
I am in shock. Lived in this flat for 2 years and only just discovered TODAY it has a dishwasher. I thought it was a fake cupboard 🙃🙃🙃 I've wasted days of my life washing up🙃🙃🙃 pic.twitter.com/uiA0tyb7hZ
— Tom Hale🐐 (@tommyhale91) May 5, 2021
Needless to say, Tom will be making up for that lost time by using the dishwasher whenever he gets a chance.
Tom's tweet quickly became viral, and he soon found that he was not the only one to make the mistake. In fact, one person said that they only discovered their flat's dishwasher on the day they moved out.
"This happened to us at university!" they tweeted. "We discovered the dishwasher the day we were emptying the cupboards to move out. Not sure we spent much time washing dishes before then - hence not discovering the dishwasher in the fake cupboard."
Writer James Felton chipped in to say that the anecdote "speaks volumes" about his curiosity levels.
"The fact that at no point did you give it a quick yank speaks volumes about your levels of curiosity," he said. "That closed cupboard is none of my business. I'll stick to the open ones thankyouverymuch."
The fact that at no point did you give it a quick yank speaks volumes about your levels of curiosity. That closed cupboard is none of my business I’ll stick to the open ones thankyouverymuch.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 5, 2021
Others online felt that the story was not credible. Some even tagged the Didn't Happen of the Year Awards Twitter account - an account that retweets stories they believe to be fake.
Tom, however, disputed the nay-sayers.
"Remarkable amount of men (it's all men) trying to call bullshit on this," he said. "I'm flattered they think so highly of me."