235. The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (2) 

But the HEPA filter for Oliver’s Vibe got very quickly. And, it was not cleanable—it was replaceable. When it turned filthy brown, Oliver went to Target to buy a new filter.

Oddly, sold the F15 belt for the Vibe, but the filter. He informed the store manager. She she would e-mail this discrepancy to Target headquarters. told him to try Sears or Wal-Mart. If didn’t have it, he could try the Dirt web site. He drove to Wal-Mart and to , but neither carried the filter. The Sears salesman him to try the vacuum cleaner repair shop East Colorado.

Oliver drove to the address, but shop was closed. A note on the door , “Because of car problems, the store is not today. We will be open on Monday, if can get the car fixed.” If they had problems, how did they leave the note on door, Oliver wondered.

When he got home, he online to Dirt Devil. The F15 filter was $9.99. But shipping (5-7 days) was an extra .95. Express shipping (1-2 days) was $10.70.

Including driving , Oliver figured that he had spent two irritating that day looking for one stupid filter. He how much of his life he had wasted searching for things.