Thursday, January 21, 2010


I had one of those ah-ha moments years ago when my young cousin’s hairdryer quit working.  She took it out on the porch to my grandpa, who looked it over, took out the screw holding it together, cleaned the coils and the exhaust screen, put it back together  - and it worked!  I was ready to trash it and go to Wal-Mart for a cheap replacement.  It never crossed my mind that you could actually repair a hairdryer! 

That was about twenty years ago and I’ve been looking at things differently since that day.  I’ll never forget my grandpa looking at that hairdryer and figuring out how to make it work.  It never crossed his mind to throw it away.  My first instinct was his last response. 

So how old is my hairdryer, you ask?  Well let me put it to you this way – does Vidal Sassoon even exist anymore?

How old is your hairdryer?

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely perfect ... we have become a very disposable society. I'm trying to write down every cent I spend, what a painful excercise!