Saturday, September 11, 2010

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

I bought a new vacuum to suck up the Cody Tumbleweeds. I went to use it this morning and the beater on the carpet attachment did not work. I only used it twice for goodness sake. 

I pulled out all of the hair. I checked the hose. I banged it on the ground a couple of times (yes, this is an acceptable way to fix things.) But I got nothing. In desperation, I asked QV to look at it (yes, this, too, is an acceptable way to fix things.)

He asked for the manual. (Like I have any clue where I put it.) He listened to me whine about how I loved this new vacuum and it was already broke and it was the hairy dog’s fault.

He unscrewed the screws in the attachment and took it apart. The belt was not broken. Nothing jammed in the tube. I explained about the pedals resetting the beater motor. He put it back together and watched as I plugged it back into the wand. 

Nothing. I almost cried. Especially after QV pointed out that the on/off switch on the wand was in the off position. When he laughed at me, I beat him with the beater attachment. Blonds have good aim.
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  1. With all the cats, dogs, plus my hair, my vacuums tend to bite the dust pretty quick. So I just stopped vacuuming.

  2. I'm trying not to laugh because this could so easily be me. :)
    I hate vacumming. I don't think a new one would help.

  3. Are you two channeling Amoeba and I?
    This sounds like one of our moments!

  4. BWAHAHAHA!!!!! Only you. I rolled of my chair in laughter on this one. *sips a woo woo and says a nasty word here laughing hysterically :)

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  6. Love this, it seems we fix things the same way.

    I did a funny the other day, my desktop computer died, and I have the lap top and trying to download from my H drive to the lap top, well, as I say we think alike, frustrated, I ask my geek son, in less then5 seconds he fixed it.
    I had the H- drive cord plugged into the dead computer, sigh,

    Now I feel better having read your day -- makes life fun, no?


  7. I had that same problem with the Harry Potter video game, turning on the switch on the wand.

  8. lol. blondes have good aim...smiles. i just might...

  9. Thanks for making me laugh. I hope you handed the thing to him after and asked him to make it go just to be sure!

  10. Ha! Been there, done that! We purchased a refurbished Dyson and I couldn't figure out how to turn the dang thing on. I had to call the Customer Support line. I felt like an idiot.

  11. Blooming Psycho: I have to vacuum or I couldn’t breath.

    Shelley Munro: My new vacuum hasn’t made me enjoy the task – it just helps it suck ;) less.

    quilly: I thought it very funny that this exchange happened at the same time.

    Thom: I am frowning at your glee at my expense (not really.)

    secret agent woman: I hope you weren’t drinking something at the time.

    joanny: It’s only because our brains fire in unusual and spectacular ways.

    Tom & Icy: I hate it when a wand isn’t on.

    karen a.: Yes. My protest against over consumerism.

    Brian Miller: I bet you do.

    SandyCarlson: Just like Tom Sawyer.

    5thsister: At least it was plugged in, right?

  12. Ooooo I love the phrase, "blonds have good aim." I want it on a bumper sticker.

  13. Hahaha, good one, Nessa. One time when I on our vacuum and it didn't work, I almost cried too. I then found out that the power outlet was off.

  14. I feel so much better knowing I am not the only one who does stuff like this!!

  15. Eden: First rule to fixing things - plug in, turn on. ;)

    Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades.: I do these things all of the time.