Bracknell Towers is temporarily re-illuminated
Lady Bracknell has therefore devised a Second Rule of Lightbulb Behaviour:
In a light fitting requiring more than one bulb, a second bulb will blow within twenty four hours of its neighbour being replaced. The speed with which the second bulb will blow is in inverse proportion to the length of time the owner of the light fitting will have to wait between visits from her part-time (but tall) chauffeur.
Lady Bracknell's Third Rule of Lightbulb Behaviour may produce less irritation overall, but is, nevertheless, true. It runs as follows:
The inadequate 40 watt candle bulb purchased in desperation by the maid when no 60 watt candle bulbs were to be had - not even for ready money - will glow dimly on interminably, out-lasting its gaudy and illuminating 60 watt brethren by a ratio of at least 1 to 4.