And seriously, why don't they start building houses that are designed so you can haul a couch upstairs without having an blood vessel explode in your brain?
Having worked in construction in a former life, I can tell you that when we are drawing up the blue prints we do our best to ensure getting a couch up them will be no easy task. It is kind of a conspiracy, but too silly of a one for anyone to get to worked up about.
My favorite house I worked on, a relatives place after my construction years had ended, had a stairway that made it impossible to get any large furniture into the basement. All big furniture had to be brought in through the basement window before it was installed. Now that the window has been installed and fixed in concrete, no new furniture is going in, and now old furniture is going out... in one piece, anyway.
It is a design the man who drew it up should be truly proud of.
"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape