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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.
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
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.
, 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.