Once upon at time, in the funky streets of Fitzroy, lived 4 poor university students. A bag of clothes and a mattress each, a large pot for cooking and a coffee making contraption was the sum total of their worldly possessions. With their small income earmarked for the food kitty and beer, not a cent was to be found for furniture.
Staggering past the local supermarket in the wee hours of one morning, what should they see, but a large pile of empty milk crates. The perfect structure for a bed base. Several weeks later, not only did each of the students have a “bed”, but also a wardrobe, a desk and a couple of stools.
The milk crates were ideal tools for moving home and migrated from share-house to share-house for several years. Until, one day, the students woke up to find that they were no longer students. A wave of responsibility and respectability washed over them, and sadly the milk crates were returned to where they were found.
End of story.
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