I know how to use a vacuum cleaner…okay!

For the past about 5 years now, I’ve lived in numerous homes. Living in Melbourne and going back home for 3 months meant packing everything, trusting God for somewhere to store it all and starting the journey anew the next year.

Now, don’t get me wrong, people my age didn’t even question whether I knew how to use a vacuum cleaner. However, it seems those above 40 think I’m a niave invalid when it comes to household duties. If only they knew I’d be gleaming with joy if I was one of those 1960s housewives in the catalogue, with the perfect kitchen and a perfectly roasted stuffed turkey, effortlessly prepared for my husband’s breakfast every morning – I KNOW HOW TO USE A VACUUM CLEANER!

40 plus people, I don’t know what your assumptions are of us under 30s people are. I’m not sure if you’ve met many who don’t put the brush bit down on the vacuum cleaner and scratch your floorboards up to the ninth degree, but I assure you I’m not one of them!

However, when it comes to fang-dangly pieces to suck dirt off skirting boards, then I become somewhat inadequate. However, I know how to do it with the pipe and not scratch the walls…okay!

Yes, I understand everyone has their own OCD way of doing things and if one person washes their cups anti-clockwise, satan’s coming up the drain pipe. I just wish their was a little more ease and “trusting-assumption” that maybe, just maybe, this 25 year old country girl who’s lived in over 6 houses, dresses in aspiration of finding a husband to dote after by making house a home, who sings with birds in the morning who help her get dressed and ready for the day, just might know how to use a vacuum cleaner.

Please don’t get me wrong, these people who assume I don’t know how to use a vacuum cleaner are probably not aiming any invalid arrows specifically at me. It’s probably a “just-in-case” thought process, right? I hope. It just concerns me that if this is a common thought across the board, how many of us under 30s have never used a vacuum cleaner for this kind of thinking to be birthed?

Do you know how to use a vacuum cleaner?

What is your age bracket?

Do other age groups assume you’re an invalid too?

Let me know in the comments below and see if we can muster up any statistics.

God bless you and your vacuum cleaners. And I pray sanity over any young person who is shoved in the “she/he-may-not-know-how-to-use-a-vacuum box”. Peace be with you.

love from,

Laura xo

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