I loved my old broom and its matching long-handled dustpan. They locked together like a happy couple spooning.
I had trouble finding a similar one when I had to replace it. But when I finally did, I was delighted to see the sticker on the dustpan boasting of its ability to capture the smallest crumb the broom encounters.
On a recent morning, I noticed tiny peas all over the kitchen floor, a result of Peter’s botched effort to break off a portion from a frozen package. When I tried to sweep them up, they refused to go into the dustpan. I couldn’t believe it. I finally had to pick them up pea by pea.
I have often found that “new and improved” means “we found a way to make it more cheaply”. But why boast that your product does something it absolutely fails to do?
Why do I even ask?