Not a device I'm given to, as a rule, but this explanation of an expenses claim from outgoing backbench MP Lady Winterton was too good to miss:
She said she had bought an ironing board and iron “as I do most of the laundry myself which saves expense”.
I'm sure it does, Lady Winterton. In fact some people find that doing it all yourself saves even more. It's good to know that these representatives of the people are so in touch with the real world.