I’m no stranger to a spot of housework, thanks in the main to having a loving, caring mother with just a “touch” of OCD (where the housework is concerned) so I can emphasise with people who have their favourite home help gadgets.
The vacuum cleaner
I myself prefer the cylindrical or drum vacuum. Others favour the upright, cyclonic, or hand held and even the most anti-housework amongst us would be hard pushed to resist the “Ghostbusters” retro-geek charms of the back pack vac!
Helen has often said that she would prefer an upright. Stating in the past that Henry is “hard work” and “a pain” *I just though that she’d been sucked in by the clever marketing of the Willy Wonka of suction machines; Mr James Dyson… never, ever in my wildest imaginings did I expect the level of utter hatred recently confessed by Helen for our little red helper.
Helen “We need a new hoover, an upright”
Me “No we don’t”
Helen “YES.. WE.. DO“
Helen “It’s SHIT!”
Helen “I FUCKING HATE IT….”
Helen “SOMETIMES I KICK IT!”
Me “O… K…” *nurse!!!*
WTF? You “kick” the hoover? *other makes of vacuum are available*
Poor little red bastard… anyone know if there is a freephone number for abused domestic appliances?