While I’ve posted recently about my quirks and quotes, another one comes from the old 1980’s ad for Stainmaster carpets feature Australian artist Pro Hart.
Mr Hart makes quite the mess of a beautiful piece of carpet… of course the “mess” is actually an ephemeral work of art by the master artist.
The kicker for the ad is the cleaning lady who comes in at the end and proclaims “Oh Mr Hart, what a mess!”, and it’s this kicker that is firmly in the lexicon of most Australians I imagine. It is definitely in mine.
Just now, when making a coffee I spilt some and as I reached for the cloth to clean it up, heard myself utter: “Oh Mr Hart, what a mess!”