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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Why oh why?
Do they sell vacuum cleaner belts in packs of two?

Surely it's obvious that I'll open the pack, use one, then lose the other in the two years before I need the second.

Come to think about it I suspect there's a strong chance that if I went through the cupboard I'd find one in a packet from last time, eventually.

Things slightly better. Thanks everyone for positive energy... or is it just cramp?


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kantti From: kantti Date: October 16th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's also likely the rubber in the other will degrade by the time you need it. Or certainly by the time you find it.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 16th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that the voice of experience?
kantti From: kantti Date: October 16th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not direct experience, no. I try and avoid vacuum cleaners. But I have related pressure cooker experience. Some time ago, rather before I was born, my mom bought a pressure cooker. At the same time she bought a replacement gasket for it, for when the original one died. My dad felt this was completely foolish and unnecessary, and I think they had a bit of an argument over it.

Some time later they got divorced. Not over the gasket, it must be added.

Then, some twenty five years later, the gasket on the pressure cooker wore out, and so my mom triumphantly got the spare one out of the cupboard and said "Ha! I was right and your father was wrong, I did need the replacement gasket." You can tell something about my mom from the fact she can find pressure cooker gaskets twenty five years after storing them away.

The sad end to the story, though, is that it was actually my dad who was right, because the new gasket was pretty much as deteorated as the old one. So, should you keep your vacuum belts for twenty five years, they'll be no use to you, take it from me.
kantti From: kantti Date: October 16th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I also can't spell deteriorate.
sixtine From: sixtine Date: October 16th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
davefish From: davefish Date: October 16th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps if you fit one in the wrong manner, mangling it in the process, you can rejoyce at the forethought that meant you had a spare.
marcushill From: marcushill Date: October 17th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the same people who sell the filters for kitchen extractor fans in packs of two when you only need to replace them every six to twelve months.
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