Couple in spot of bother

FRIDAY’S Scotsman newspaper carried an interesting tale about a couple who had lost a five-day legal battle over stains on an oriental rug.

The couple had had the rug ‘on approval’ but, when they tried to return it, the shop owner noticed a stain and took them to court to force them to pay for it.

And the best part of the story was arguably flicking over to the next page, where there was ad for oriental rugs – including a promotion for ‘expert cleaning’.