Continuing our guide to the English Class system
The surest guide to a family's position in the Class system is to visit the bathroom.
Working class - the bath in "the Bog" is unused except to wash Tyson the dog after he has been fighting - copies of the Racing Post lying about. Stinks.
Lower Middle - the bathroom is called the "Toilet" and is Avocado green and each member of the family has a scatter of products and ointments. Towels by BHS. Smells of unwashed bodies and cheap perfume.
Middle Class - the bathroom is called the "Lavatory", is white and apart from neatly folded towels from M&S is completely bare except for three unused display bottles of French Toiletries , smells of air freshener.
Upper Middle Class - the bathroom was the spare room and is called "The Bathroom", a designer bath stands proud on the stripped pine floor. The White Company towels are hidden in a Morrocean cupboard and are unused as she showers at the Gym and he at his Mistress' flat in Pimlico on his way home from the office. Smells of beeswax and fresh flowers.
Upper Class - the bath in "the Bog" is unused except to wash Tyrone the dog after he has been fighting - copies of the Racing Post lying about. Stinks.