The word ‘chore’ – meaning an unpleasant and tedious task – was specifically coined to describe housework, yet despite this, it still occupies a disproportionate amount of time for many pensioners.
However, recent research has shown that most forms of housework are counter-productive and often have hazardous side-effects.
In 2014 alone, more than 309,000 pensioners were admitted to hospital as a direct result of housework, with the five most common causes of injury being
slipping on polished floors
overdosing on Windolene
sucking out one or more kidneys with a Dyson vacuum cleaner
having one or more eardrums perforated by the handle of a feather duster
swallowing a dustpan.