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Leith on life: The Doorbell Paradox

Having no doorbell is like hanging a do-not-disturb sign on your whole life

By Sam Leith  

"Having no doorbell is like hanging a do-not-disturb sign on your whole life." © Shutterstock/Stockphoto

“Ding dong!” How we take the simplest things—like that cheerful, automated sound—for granted. That is the noise that announces the arrival of the postman, arms groaning with Jiffy bags; the trochaic herald of the apple-cheeked grocer’s boy on his bicycle, if such there still be in…

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