Or rather, counting gloves (or hand-shoes, as the Germans call them).
How many pairs of gloves does your household own? Easy! I foolishly thought.
But then I remembered how many kinds of gloves there are, and all the gloves of which there are inexplicably only one of a pair left, and yet we still keep them, in case they turn out to be useful somehow – perhaps to the freak with two left hands.
So if, like me, the thought of a glove census seems like too much work for a Monday morning, how about tallying the number of rooms you have gloves in? I think I could find gloves in the laundry, kitchen, living room and bedroom – not quite every room in the house, but nearly.