How we went to buy a new vacuum cleaner

17 Jun

Let me tell you, these modern vacuum cleaners are not meant for long distance travelling. This is the second time in five years that one of them has caught fire in my hands.

Luckily I was not on my way to Blocksberg, only trying to de-cat our red plushy furniture (while considering de-plushing our cats). When I heard the sound, smelled the smell and noticed the vacuum cleaner was no longer cleaning, I checked the fuses. And the electric socket. All clear. Just our tiny little red vacuum cleaner sitting in our livingroom, smelling slightly roasted and clearly thinking, “I am going nowhere, you witch!”

The next morning we went to buy a new vacuum cleaner. Or let’s say, we tried. The electronics store had TVs (“No, we won’t buy a new TV.”) and GPS (“No, we won’t buy a new GPS.”), but they clearly did not know how to satisfy women. Tiny food processors, toasters and digital alarm clocks. That was all they had in their household appliances section.

So we went to the Garden Center/Feel-good Store a few paces down the road, figuring that they would surely have something useful as well.

Suddenly Richard remembered that he needed some wood to make a box for his iPad keyboard. We found everything, and the guy at the counter promised to cut everything to its proper size. Would only take half an hour.

Do you know how much financial damage thirty minutes in a Garden Center can do to this witch?

In the end we bought a pineapple mint, a bush of blueberries and a currant tree. And enough stuff to finally turn our balcony into a jungle. Only cost us seventy-five bucks.

By the way, the store did not sell vacuum cleaners. ^^

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2 Responses to “How we went to buy a new vacuum cleaner”

  1. Magaly Guerrero June 18, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Yay new plants! Pictures, pictures!

    Vacuum cleaners? Who needs vacuum cleaners!

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