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Monday, September 9, 2013

#SOL2013 Moving the Dust

"They only move the dust around so they don't really do anything," my mom assured me when I begged for what I thought was a modern age duster, as seen on the Jetsons cartoon.  "You'll get rid of the dust with this, " my mom proclaimed as she placed an old undershirt in my hand.  I really did yearn for a feather duster like the ones I saw used by fictional maids on TV and so, someday, I thought, I will make dusting fun with one of those! Yet, for most of my life, my mom's proclamation remained my mantra and I used old pillow cases, or in recent years, microfiber cloths, to chase the dust away.


Recently, my son, a seasonal teacher-window-washer, left a feather duster at my house.  He claimed he bought it to "do" blinds but he really didn't ever use it, so I should keep it.  I remembered my mother's words, "It'll only move the dust around" as I fingered my feathery soft duster, but I did not verbalize them.   

What an invention!  It certainly does move that dust around and it may in fact be back in place; however, I feel a little more elegant, even though I have neither a maid nor a robot, as I move that dust around happily humming that ol' Jetson's theme song! 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSptqzfTSSE



 

6 comments:

Carol said...

You made me laugh this morning! Nothing like a new tool to get the cleaning bones moving!

Margaret Simon said...

Such a cute post! We all have those secret impractical desires.

elsie said...

If only life was like what we see on TV, sigh . . .
I must confess, I always wanted one of those dusters too.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

If one must dust, how much better to do so with elegance, right?!

newtreemom said...

Didn't you want Rosie the Robot?!

Jaana said...

I have never had a feather duster either. My mother believed in pantyhose that had too many runs to wear. They trap dust perfectly.