Wednesday, August 26, 2015

When the bag spilled

Oh boy! What a problem this was for me the morning it happened. This time it was the bag to my vacuum cleaner but I can tell you that I have learned a great lesson.

It was my normal Saturday morning cleaning day and time for me to vacuum. I had taken out my vacuum cleaner and had just finished vacuuming. Then I had decided to empty the bag.

I started to do this as usual. I had removed the bag but somehow my hand slipped from the bag and lo and behold! The contents spilled helplessly onto my kitchen floor and there I was, left to clean it up all!

After swearing to myself for a few seconds, I stood up and went to fetch the hand broom and dust pan. Then with great care I returned to the spot where the spilled contents were and gingerly sat down on the floor. Then I found the spilled contents.

I placed the dust pan as close as I could to the pile of dust, then with brush in hand I gently pushed the dust into the dust pan. It took me a few minutes to ensure that I had gotten it all.

The good thing is that when the bag spilled, I was holding it in my hand as I sat on the floor. Because if it had fallen from my hand while I was standing, then who know what a bigger mess that would have been and even more difficult for me to clean up.

Lesson learned. Hold on to my bag more firmly the next time around.

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