I Met Another Neighbor Today
April 5, 2021 4:48pm CST
I went downstairs this morning to check the mail, and was gifted a vacuum cleaner by one of my neighbors. And, isn't it funny that we call it a vacuum cleaner even though we do not clean the vacuum when we use it? My mother's maternal grandparents were dirt poor. But, one day in the early 1900s, my great-grandfather had saved up enough money, so he bought my great-grandmother a vacuum cleaner. Having never seen one of them there contraptions in her life, she asked him what it was. He said it was a vacuum cleaner. And, she didn't know what that meant either, so she asked him what it did. He said, "it sweeps the dirt up off the floor," and she said, "so does my broom." But, over time, she learned to use it and appreciate its need. The filter and canister of my new-to-me vacuum needed to be cleaned out before I could use it. But, it is a Bissell, so I know it will work for this space. So, while I am waiting for everything to dry, I am watching all four of Charles Bronson's Death Wish movies. I have always liked watching those films.
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• United States
Yes, it is. You know, my son has a friend in New Zealand who was originally from Kenya, but has spent most of her life in New Zealand. One day, the two of them got into a very hot debate about whether the mechanical device that uses a pump to generate a high-pressure stream of water should be called a pressure washer or a power washer. Each presented compelling arguments that proved that both terms were correct. But, each was still befuddled as to why the other preferred the opposite term.
• United States
I have a Bissel vacuum too. Yesterday I was moving some stuff around so I could set up my computer in here and found some food in the floor. I was going to sweep it up, but I couldn't find the broom. So I decided to use one of the vacuums my mother had put in here. I got the food up and then later I found the broom in one of the bedrooms. lol.
• Walnut Creek, California
My vacuum cleaner has been one of my great sources of joy over the past few years, But it is losing its sucking ability. I have cleaned the filter, etc., but it's fading. I may have to buy another. Watching the dust bunnies swirl brings me close to nirvana.