Question : When is a door not a door?
Answer : When it’s ajar!
Buildings don’t have central heating in Shanghai, so in the cold winter, I put all my portable oil filled heaters in my bedroom and lock myself in. It means my bedroom gets up to a nice and cosy 20 degrees, while every other room in my apartment remains at a cool 11 degrees, brrrrrgggghhh! For this reason, I keep my bedroom door firmly closed when I go to sleep at night, otherwise an ice cold draft comes in from the living room and the temperature in my bedroom plummets faster than the London stock market.
Which is why it’s really annoying when Tommy does THIS in the middle of the night:
Oh, if English isn’t your native language and you didn’t get the joke above, when a door is slightly open, we say the door is ajar, which is exactly what happens to my door every night when Tommy decides that he needs to go to the toilet!