Without this little white thing I wouldn't be able to watch tv!
One thing I just can't understand is why all Italian plugs and sockets aren't the same.
I mean, is it really that difficilt to have one size for everything? Or am I missing something? It's just in the UK I never had this problem...
I don't even know how many adapters I have in my house anymore. And that's not even counting the ones I have for the things I bought over from the UK and haven't been bothered to change (yes, I know, I'm lazy). As far as my Italian appliances go, I've got one for the tv, one for the coffee machine, one for the kettle... Their original plugs don't fit in the sockets. Yet some things are fine, like my little electric oven for example, that plugs into one of the sockets I've got in the kitchen without any problems.
Last week I got a new fridge delivered - pretty much at the crack of dawn I'd like to add - and in order for the plug to be able to fit in the socket the delivery men had to use the nearest adapter they could find, which was the one I had for the tv, which was unplugged at the time. So that now means I'm technically one adapter down. This morning in order to dry my hair I had to steal my computer's adapter, a lot of going back and forward I could have done without first thing in the morning! (Like I said, I'm lazy).
I guess I can file this under 'Even the smallest things about life in Italy can be surprisingly difficult/annoying/inconvenient'.