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I did it again

I was trying to buy a broom. I obviously have difficulty visualizing scale.

Not a full-sized broom. I wanted one of those wooden-handled bristle brushes that you sweep pathways and stuff with. But every time I found the one I wanted on Amazon, it was an ‘add on’ item. Which, if you don’t know, means you don’t actually get it until you have put £20 worth of stuff in your basket. And not just any stuff, but stuff sold directly by Amazon. Which they don’t tell you if it is on the product page.

So I usually spend an hour putting stuff into, checking the basket, and taking stuff out again. Amazon is dumb.

This one wasn’t an add-on item. But I should have realized the problem when it was described as a bonsai broom.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 6, 2019, 9:41 pm

And that, class, is the origin of the old Northern English saying ‘daft as a brush’.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: August 6, 2019, 9:47 pm

You are not alone, Ms. Weasel. I had the same problem replacing a pickax that was showing wear and tear from hard use.
The first replacement turned out to be almost a toy, more like an ice ax that climbers use to climb ice walls. So I tried again, and bough a six pound pickax. (The one I was replacing is a 4 pounder which I did not know until after I weighed the damn thing after the six pounder arrived.) My sledge hammer also weighs six pounds.

The six pound pickax is a killer to swing, but boy does it ever get work done. I just have to sit down and recuperate thirty minutes after each ten minutes of exercise.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 7, 2019, 1:21 pm

That looks like it might be ideal for whisking out cast iron cookware just off the jet!

I shall get me hence and seek such a thing upon Amazon!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 7, 2019, 6:16 pm

I thought it would be good for brushing eraser bits off drawings, but it sheds.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 7, 2019, 7:26 pm

I’ve learned two things today (all I try for is one).
“Daft as a Brush,” and bonsai broom. I like ’em both.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 7, 2019, 7:49 pm

It sheds? badly? Maybe I should just hunt up a good old fashioned ‘corn’ straw brush then

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