I am sure you can complete the following sentence: How come we can put a man on the moon but we can’t seem to figure out how to….
There are probably a gazillion completions for that sentence. I came up with one this morning as I was sitting down with the bottom of the vacuum cleaner in my lap for about the third time this month. Seems the roller keeps getting jammed and stops rolling. When the roller in a vacuum cleaner stops rolling, the brushes that sweep the carpet don’t spin around and sweep the up the dirt.
What’s jamming up the roller in my vacuum cleaner all this time? Hair! …human hair, specifically, human teenage girls’ hair. It is unlike any other substance on earth. It is everywhere. It’s on the bed, on the floor, on the steps, in the bathroom—especially in the bathroom—it’s on the furniture…you get the point. I am amazed some of my granddaughters aren’t bald. They have lost so much hair I could probably weave a 6’ x 9’ rug with it. That’d be nice…but of course I wouldn’t have a working vacuum cleaner to keep it clean.
Fixing the vacuum cleaner is no easy task. Getting the roller out is a major operation that takes several tools and three hands. Once out, the fun begins. You need a sharp pair of scissors or a razor blade to cut through the 4,823 miles of strands of hair that have wrapped themselves around the roller. This takes a lot of time and a lot of hair pulling. When you are finished there are snippets of hair everywhere, especially all over you. You could use the vacuum to clean it all up, but …well, you know.
So I ask you…How come we can put a man on the moon but we can’t seem to figure out how to stop hair from winding itself around the vacuum cleaner roller? While you go try to figure that out, I’ll be in the bathroom with a bottle of Draino. Seems the tub drain is all backed up. I wonder what with?
The new book is coming soon…the big reveal even sooner! Stay tuned to this blog for further developments. Woohoo!
Books by Marc Kuhn: THE POPE’S STONE, an historical novel that follows two descendants of a Virginia family who, despite living a century apart, share uncanny similarities in their lives; NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE, a collection of whimsical verse featuring thought-provoking “never-do’s” that children should beware of; and ABOUT A FARM, a children’s book about challenges we all face every day, regardless of where we live. All three books are available at amazon.com and each has its own .com website under its title.
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