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In which its all so complicated

dirt devil

Yesterday, as I sat there before my Pilates class listening to my instructor scream at an AT&T manager, I realized how complicated the world has gotten. The more choices we have the more difficult everything is.


In her case, there was a bill mischarge in December that she THOUGHT she had cleared up but apparently not as they had shut off her phone. While the manager agreed that it was all AT&T’s fault, it still was a one-hour phone call just to deal with the issue and this was the second or third such phone call.


Kevin had about 30 or so credit cards applied for in his name in the last 6 weeks. Luckily for us, we have Life Lock and they notified us of this. And yet, Kevin has still had to talk to each and every card company individually and this has taken up a great deal of time.


Meanwhile, I have nothing but time but I can’t do it as only the person who has the fraud alert can do it. Never mind that we have a shared account but the person with no time has spent copious amounts of time on this. See?? Complicated!


Today, I was at Target and I was trying to choose a cheap vacuum for my new back porch. I just wanted a small, light vacuum that I could do the floors with and also get the rails and chairs and furniture and stuff. This is necessary because … pollen!


So I couldn’t decide and I finally just bought this little dirt devil upright because I didn’t want to spend a lot on a vacuum. You see, we have an in house vacuum system for the house but it doesn’t really reach to the porch.


I got it home and put it together and really, there are only about four steps. Pretty easy huh? Except the one step says put the screw through the vacuum and attach the bolt. Bolt? What bolt? I spent about 10 minutes looking and I found absolutely no bolt.


Nonetheless, this seemed insignificant and I thought I’d try it out. First of all the “10 foot” hose must really require a LOT of stretching because I think it reached about 4 feet.


Second, it really did a crap job vacuuming and I tried it on the rails where I’m going to have a BIG pollen problem and I was less then impressed.


I think I’m going to have to get a better vacuum. Pollen season is a big deal around here and everything will be green and I need a good damn vacuum.


So you see? A simple task and yet I failed at it. That’s what I’m talking about. Why is everything so complicated?


Hey, at least I had something to write about though right???

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  1. Buy a Shark .. trust me.

    • PattyD
      April 2, 2015

      Which Shark?

      • Lynn
        April 10, 2015

        Ummmm…hold on

    • Lynn
      April 10, 2015

      Bought a rocket

  2. Name *
    April 1, 2015

    all so very true! And I agree, Shark! But I have a second suggestion. An indoor outdoor vacuum like this for less than 70.00. I love it out in the patio on the chairs and fountains, as it will suck up the last bit of water before refilling.

  3. Sarah
    April 2, 2015

    One more in favor of the Shark, just recently bought one myself and I love it.

  4. Deb
    April 3, 2015

    I also have a Shark!! Cheapest vacuum I’ve ever purchased but one of the best.

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