It must be my fault

April 29, 2017 1 comment
downton abbey

I'm a big fan of the series Downton Abbey. I very much appreciate the lifestyle!

Would you like a cup of tea?

'Would you like a cup of tea?' Lady Mary asked a visitor yesterday. Usually when someone wants a cup of tea, you then have to go into the kitchen and make some. But not in Downton Abbey!

Lady Mary walked to a corner of the room, and with an elegant gesture pulled a big rope. Within minutes a servant appeared, to get her whatever she wanted.

Women are without fault!

Aside from the practical benefits, I also love the way women are put on a pedestal in Downton Abbey. Sure, they have no rights to anything, but at the same time they're treated with great care.

For example: there's been trouble brewing in the marriage of two servants.

'It múst be my fault,' the husband pondered earnestly. 'Because she is faultless.'

My husband's policy... 

I couldn't wait to tell my husband about this. Because his policy is exactly the other way around:

'It's always somebody else's fault. Never his.'