Vacuum Cleaners and the Laws of Physics

When we first moved here, I decided that a simple, cordless vacuum cleaner would be sufficient for our small apartment.

And then Muci joined our household, shedding his fur everywhere.

What followed, was of course, the purchase of a new, more powerful vacuum cleaner that would do the job.

Recently, The Mister and I were watching television, and an advert for the vacuum cleaner we’d bought came up. The advert was, admittedly, pretty cool.

The Mister: “I have a question about this vacuum cleaner.”

Me: “Yup.”

The Mister: “Where does the dust go?”

Me: “It goes into that cannister thingy.” 

The Mister: “Oh.” 

Me: “Why? Where did you think it’d go?”

The Mister: “I thought the dust would just disappear. Poof.”

Me: “Heh? The dust has to go somewhere. It can’t just disappear. That would be defying the laws of physics.”

The Mister: “Well, for the price I paid, I expect that vacuum cleaner to defy the laws of physics.”

Ooooh snap.

The implication of this is far and wide-reaching, folks.

You see, if I were to follow this line of logic, then the only way I’ll be able to justify the purchase of a high-end designer handbag is if Karl Lagerfeld was a magician. Or a theoretical physicist.

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