A man’s ‘genius hack’ to fix his broken blinds has sparked amusement online.
The man from Lakewood in the US state of Ohio shared his innovation in a tweet which has since gone viral.
He posted a picture of his blinds which appear to look normal at first, but upon closer inspection you can see he has used a long receipt from retailer CVS to replace one of the missing panels.
His tweet has been liked more than 200,000 times and received almost 50,000 retweets.
“My God, an innovator,” one commented.
“CVS receipts can do anything,” another said.
I swear, if CVS would shorten the length of receipts they would single handedly reduce carbon emissions by 15%, save the rainforests, stop the polar ice caps from melting, and reduce the size of landfills by 27%. Yee gods, those things are like the "War and Peace" of receipts!
— Colby Claus (@pilferk) December 7, 2018
The receipts are notorious for being long, with some people sharing pictures of one-metre long dockets despite the customer buying just one item.
“You could paper a wall with one of their cash register receipts,” one tweeted.
Another said: “How much did you cut off for it to be the right length?”
One not so impressed by the hack described it as “ghetto”.