It could be thought of as rotten luck – or maybe, rotten ‘snagging’* as they call it in the building trade. Either way, the new Marks and Spencer Food Hall had to close on Tuesday all day because water had inundated the whole ground floor. This was the result of a burst pipe which produced a massive flood of water. (Let there be no jokes about lagging behind the rest…..) Visitors this end of the week will have been walking on exceptionally clean floors, after the store re-opened on Wednesday, following heroic mopping up operations. Fortunately, most of us were trying very hard not to go out shopping anyway.
*’Snagging’ is the procedure which follows building works – when they are said to be finished, experts go allover them checking which bits are not quite as finished as they should be.