World Snooker’s latest competition reminds me of a line in Fawlty Towers when Basil is explaining to a guest about the refurbishment of the bar area.
“We thought the carpet would go with the curtains,” he tells him.
“Yes,” replies the guest, “one of them will have to go.”
World Snooker’s competition will see one lucky individual win a piece of carpet that has been well trodden in the Crucible foyer since 1987.
The carpet is described by World Snooker as “iconic.” This is, I would suggest, true as it very much resembles the coat worn by Joseph in the musical of the same name.
Its dizzying array of colours reminds me of those magic eye pictures that were all the rage in the 1990s.
You remember them: you stared at them for 15 minutes and either saw a 3D image or got a headache.
If you would like to enter the competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘carpet’ in the subject line and tell them who the current world champion is.
For the record, I’m not entering.
I’m holding out for when they start giving away the blinds in the press room.