Thursday, December 29, 2005

I Forgot One Highlight

Ben and my brother Reed actually discussed vacuum cleaners for a good ten to fifteen minutes. Well, at least that’s what it seemed like to me. I can’t remember exactly how it started, but at one point early on I heard one of them say something like, “Oh, you’re into vacuum cleaners too?” and “Bagless, or bags?” Which, I think it’s safe to say, are remarks I never thought I’d hear, well, anywhere. They talked about the joys of seeing the dirt get sucked up, and I tried to join the conversation by saying that I occasionally enjoyed ironing because I liked seeing the wrinkles come out, but I think we all knew from the ensuing silence, that it wasn’t the same.

2 comments:

B said...

vacuums are very conversational...well, not that they converse, but they are fun to talk about...especially the dysons--those are sweet!

DAM said...

Vacuum cleaners don't thrill me. A necessary evil, though I suppose things would be more evil without them.

Ironing is a whole different discussion. I'm fascinated by those who like to do it. (I'm not one of them.) Some find it relaxing. Others like the results. I don't like anything about it.