Who knew shopping for a new broom would be so difficult? I have been searching for a new broom for about 6 months… yes, you heard me correctly… 6 M.O.N.T.H.S! No, I’m not crazy, just picky. Mr. Man would say there is no difference between the two (I beg to differ). The last trip just about put him over the edge. I stood looking at the brooms in the store for about half an hour trying to decide what I wanted and in the end, we left empty handed. Mr. Man just about flipped his lid! It bears mentioning, that was the fourth store we went to that day. None of them were quite right (the brooms, not the stores, haha). I have decided I can’t be the only one who cares this much about her broom? There must be other clean freaks out there?
Are You a Clean Freak?
You would think this wouldn’t be a hard decision “just grab one and go” right? WRONG!! So very wrong! To this clean freak, there are decisions to be made. Do I want an angled broom, hard bristle or soft, easy to clean, wide broom or narrow broom? Once I made the decision on what type of broom then I had color choices… you would think that would be the tricky part but the worst was the DUSTPAN!! Who knew I would get stuck on the dustpan. Really? Let’s take a step back and re-evaluate how we got here. The dustpan is a plastic contraption that scoops up the dirt, was this really what I was wasting my time on? Yes! Pitifully yes…
How Do You Choose The Perfect Broom?
Let me show you…
Picture a giant wall of brooms, mops, cleaning supplies as high as the eye can see and me staring at this wall in awe. A perfect picture of cleaning heaven, all that’s missing is the cleaning supplies smell. Oh, how I love the smell of cleaning products. Off topic… save that for another day… back to the broom shopping.
The Day Went Like This…
“Ooh a red one, I like this one! Oh, wait it doesn’t have a matching dustpan” “AND IT’S $50” for a broom, that’s crazy!
“Really, the dustpan matters?” says Mr. Man, “What about this dustpan?”
“That one doesn’t attach to the broom AND it doesn’t match”. In my mind, I am thinking (how does he not get this).
Then there was the orange one. “This one is cheaper,” says Mr. Man.
“Yeah but the dustpan is this huge thing with its own handle. It will take up so much space and it’s for lazy people, do you think I am lazy? Is that why you suggested this one?” Mr. Man rolls his eyes and looks like he is ready to give up.
“What about the blue one, it has the dustpan you want, see it attaches to the broom”
“It looks cheap and ugly and I don’t like the mop that comes with it”. At this point, Mr. Man is ready to throw the broom at me. “I didn’t know we were shopping for a mop too” and walks away (probably best for both of us).
He doesn’t get it. I need the whole package, everything must match. I have a vision of a cleaning wall of my own which includes a pretty broom that looks nice hanging on that wall, a new mop A.N.D. A DUST PAN! Is that too much to ask for?
“I’m Leaving,” Says Mr. Man! Which was my queue to follow… Oh so reluctantly, with my head down (wishing I was still staring at the broom wall of heaven)
The shopping continues! Maybe it would be best for me to do this on my own. Broom shopping is not for the faint at heart and going alone might just save my marriage from certain failure!
The Saga Continues
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