Back in the day, I meant to share Before and After photos of my doormat situation:
Only upon seeing the pictures did I realize this was a classic Before and After con: the first picture is messy, dirty, and the darn mat’s not even aligned with the door. So the second photo would HAVE to look better.
You’ve seen this sort of thing in the media: before she starts The Product, the model is photographed scowling at the camera, drooling and wearing a flowered muumuu. But AFTER she uses The Product, she loses weight [and gets her hair done, puts on makeup, wears four-inch heels, and carefully angles her body to the camera]. It’s magic!
So, sorry. Never intended to play that game. If anything, these photos suggest that spending ten bucks for a new doormat is fine, but sweeping your front walk is what matters.
By the way, we moved out of that house in January. THAT’s how far behind I’ve fallen.