Sunday, September 27, 2009

How Very Mundane

Early in our marriage, I bought a lint 'brush' for clothes. It isn't a real brush, but it has a texturized pad that catches lint, fur, hair that is on surfaces. The head of the brush swivels, so it can be used in any direction, by right- as well as left-handers. It is the best lint remover I have ever used and I have looked for an exact replica since purchasing this one. In more than 30 years, I still haven't found another. The brush I have has no markings of any kind and no manufacturer's name on it. There is nothing I can use to do a Google search and look for a new one. In all of these years, I have never found a lint remover than I like as well, or that does a better job. I haven't found one that even comes close. To put it mildly, I treat the brush very kindly--I would not be a happy camper if it broke.

7 comments:

kristi noser said...

My mom used to have one of those. It was one of my favorite playthings. Should I call her and ask her where she got it?

cmk said...

Now THAT'S funny! :D

meleah rebeccah said...

I can't believe its lasted 30 years! That's one hellova lint brush!!

cmk said...

They just don't make things the way they used to. :)

ordinaryjanet said...

Isn't that just the way? You have something that you love and works better than anything else, and when you go looking for a replacement, it's nowhere to be found. I think they stopped making durable, quality things because if they seldom broke, no one would buy new ones and they wouldn't make money. *sigh* Now when I find something I like, such as clothes, I get as many as I can. But how were you to know 30 years ago that you'd need a new one?

Ranger Tom said...

I had one exactly like it when I was in the Army!

White with a maroon material for the pad, right?

If it's be of any help locating another one I bought it at the Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Main PX when I was in Basic Training in January 1983...

cmk said...

RT: The one I have is brown with a yellow-material pad. And the 'trigger' is beige. I've had a SIMILAR one before--which I pawned off on one of the girls--but never have found an exact replica. (And I'll be sure to look in the PX the next time I'm in Ft Sill. ;D)

Janet: I am the same way these days--when I find a shirt or jeans that fit well, I buy multiples. And it is too bad I didn't know I would want another brush 30 years later. ;)