Thursday, April 10, 2008

I hate my vacuum!


I hate my vacuum and I'm getting rid of it!
This time I mean it.
Jeff and I made the mistake of buying this STUPID vacuum from one of those door to door salesmen early in our marriage. It was one of those situations where the salesmen gets your information from the newspaper right after you get home with your precious newborn baby, the time when you're feeling most postpartumish and maternal.
The salesmen invites himself in, you don't have the kahuunas to say no, he vacuums your nasty carpet, pulls out a filter to show you how dirty your house is, and generally makes you feel like a neglectful parent if you DON'T buy his product.
So Jeff and I paid A LOT for this piece of crap - 4 digits! I have tried everything to get rid of it... do you see the lime green duct tape holding it together? Jeff can do anything with a little duct tape - any color, any surface. And the new plug in my clever husband was smart enough to replace... well now the son of a gun keeps turning itself off and on. I think it's possessed. I am over it. I am going to put it out with the trash before Jeff finds it and figures out what's wrong with it. This is its last life!


I want this Dyson... what do you think?

8 comments:

CleverPriebes said...

4 digits and duct tape? You like living on the edge. Go get the the $45 walmart special and call it a day sister.

Linda said...

What ever, as long it will work for you!

gellerbee said...

Whatever I decide will work for me, and work, and work, and work some more.

SisterMom said...

I LOVE my Dyson. I have the Pet one and it is fabulous! I have had it for about 5 years and it is still doing the best job!!

Holly Wilgers said...

I love mine!

Julie said...

Is that a Tristar????? I will laugh if it is. My husband actually sold those one summer in college. I was floored that people would pay that much for a vacum cleaner. (In his defense I don't think he ever sold one to a post-partum mom.) He found one for us at a pawn shop for about $150 when we first got married. Last year I got an upgraded one for my birthday :-) I like the newer one but I have heard really great things about the Dyson too!

Gina said...

It totally is a Tristar!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so funny! I hope I didn't step on any toes by calling it a piece of crap. It is like 8 years old and has made it through many many messes made by many many children.

Mindy said...

Mindy says: Just the other day I was using our handy dandy Dyson attachment to vaccum the wooden stairs and it assisted quickly and easily with removing Chihuahua-sized fuzz bunnies from each one. See - it's even helping us reconsider having our actual Chihuahua bred! An amazing piece of machinery!
Ben says: Can't you just say you love our Dyson?