Saturday, March 31, 2007

Kirby Co.

Kirby Co
5437 E Pima St
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 327-6051

The best thing that Andrew brought to this relationship is his vacuum cleaner.

I'm kidding. Sorta.

Andrew has this great Kirby from the seventies or something that his mom gave him. It is pretty heavy, but it does the job right. Essential for a completely carpeted apartment inhabited by two people and a chihuahua.

It seems that part of living in the states today involves expecting that everything be cheap, convenient and disposable. It's a mentality that has brought us overflowing landfills and depletion of natural resources. It's sad.

That's why I want to make this post a nod to Kirby. Their vacuums are heavy and expensive, but they do the job right and last forever gosh-darnit.

I got one of Frida's tennis balls stuck in the head and the belt burned up. We replaced it this weekend. Kirby is back in service.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

From mom:

"Glad you like JAWs. It came from Doug's first life but we had one when
I was growing up. They're great machines."

Jaws is a reference to the movie "Mr. Mom" where a a vacuum, Kirby-like in appearance, terrorizes a couple of children.