Bukit Panjang residents recently complained about the Town Council's newly installed bamboo holders for drying laundry. The new holders, being 2.5mm smaller in diameter, meant that the older poles used by the residents no longer fit.
I applaud the Town Council's kindness in spending the money for the new pole holders which, according to them, "comply with HDB design requirements".
But you do know there is a simpler way to check if the pole holders were the right size, right? It's called Ask the Residents to Lend You Their Pole for a While.