Oh alright then, I give in. Several of you told me in a previous post that I should clean my Dyson, after I had a phone call from someone trying to get me to book a service for it. I cut the salesman off in his prime and declared that I don't pay for servicing my appliance, it either works or it doesn't work. When it breaks I will get it fixed.
Then yesterday Mark asked to use it to suck the dust out of the back of my computer. He then went on to tell me that he had to take his Dyson apart and clean every single piece of it before it gets packed into a container for it's journey to Australia. Apparently there are strict rules about anything coming into the country has to be squeeky clean to elliminate contamination and the spread of disease. He said they inspect every single item before they will let it in.
He showed me how easy it is to remove the filter. He struggled a bit with mine as it had ten years of dust build up in there, ha ha. Ok ok Mark, I get the picture, you don't have to spell it out to me, I know I am a lazy slob where maintenance is concerned. Right, where is the instruction manual.
I am one of those people who never reads instructions, I want to push a button and hey presto it works. I don't want to have to read up on which button to press, just press them all till I find the right one.
You'll never guess what happened! While I was eating my lunch the phone rang, a woman from a Service Centre asked me about my Dyson. I couldn't believe it, what a coincidence. I'm sure she didn't believe me when I said I wouldn't be needing her service as I had just done it myself. She said they do a full and thorough service for £20. I was telling her how easy it was, when she put the phone down on me in mid sentence, cheeky woman.
Anyway, the moral of this story is, that as I have saved myself £20, I now feel justified in purchasing a shopping trolley for £23, which I have seen in a shop in town. I have been looking for a second hand one for ages but I have to give up because there aren't any about. Those who buy them new are keeping them. I've had my eye on this one for about a week, it's the right size and looks robust enough for the job. I have looked on the internet at prices but it is very difficult to see the quality in those small pictures, and they seem quite expensive anyway. The one in town is in a sale, so it's quite a good buy. Think I'll go and get it.
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