..."In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be..."
Friday, September 19, 2008
I Want One Of These!
A few months ago I was visiting a woman from my church. She and I were in her dining room talking, when all of the sudden, I heard this small motor start up in the corner. I was a bit perplexed as I noticed a small round object start to move around the edge of the room.
"What is that?" I exclaimed. I was intrigued.
"Oh, that...that's my vacuum".
Ok, I knew that there were robots doing things out there, but I didn't realize that they were SERIOUSLY cleaning, and ALL BY THEMSELVES!!
Now....we are talking a dream come true. This amazing little vacuum can be scheduled to do its vacuuming, coming off its charger and going around the room or rooms, and even raising up to go into another room, if that is what you program it to do! I was in love...
So, I started hinting to my family as Mothers Day was right around the corner. ("I Robot, I Robot, I Robot," I said. I sometimes even answered questions with "I Robot")
Mothers Day came and.......I got a kayak.
Now, don't get me wrong----I do like to kayak, but I REALLY need this little vacuum!
So, I thought that I would hint some more and maybe on my birthday?
Well, you guessed it----I got a great surprise party, but no amazing vacuum. Now I have a friend that told me her theory on why women don't get vacuums for gifts from their significant others:
*They are worried that it will look like they are trying to tell you that you are a slob and need to clean. (Which is a viable reason, because I don't HAVE a vacuum that works right now, and a lot of carpet to vacuum, so I am a slob!) *They think that women will be upset if they get them a domestic gift. *They are worried that you will start to love your vacuum robot more than them. (Hmmmm..... viable point) *They won't have anything to complain about if all the dust bunnies are up off of the floor.
But what that significant other just doesn't realize that this wonderful tool would be more than just a domestic item in the house. It would be a friend. It would be a play toy for the cats and puppies. It would be a fascination for my son. It would be a conversation piece for anyone visiting or dropping by. It would become part of the family, and yes, I would probably name it....
Have I mentioned that I want one?
And, I need to find something that can do toilets.....and does that Robot come in green?