Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"In good condition except for one big problem: it needs a new motor."
Big ups to this poster for not pretending that a vacuum that is broken at its most fundamental level is a desirable thing with only a minor flaw. A vacuum without a motor has, indeed, a big problem. Actually, I think the post would be even more honest if it had used caps - BIG PROBLEM. The pursuit of honesty might have been even better served with the following text: "Free. One-time vacuum that is no longer a vacuum. Call it what you will."
Best use? Well, assuming that dirt is skittish, almost squirrel-like in its fearful vigilance, and runs silently screaming at the sight of vacuums, you could place this in the center of a room to shoo away cobwebs and dust bunnies, scarecrow-style. Not sure if the assumption holds, though.
Second best? Frustrate OCD-suffering Gitmo prisoners, telling them they can have cells as spotless as they like, but this is all they can use for cleaning.
Beyond that, I suspect we're in art project territory.