March 4th, 2020

Misc: Thumper

When did the world become so complicated?

I've had the same hairdryer for about thirty years - and by that I mean the actual same hairdryer, not just the same make and model. This morning if finally gave up the ghost - and still, after several hours, has that singed smell that comes with something that has burnt out. I have the small one we used to use on the occasions we bathed Lacey and Tansy, but it's not one I want to use every day.

Thus I took a trip to Amazon and am now bemused, befuddled and bewildered by the array of objects that claim to be hairdryers. I just want something nice and simple to dry my hair with. I don't want it to make the tea or tell me the news or coat my hair or massage it or anything else they now claim to do. I just want a nice, bog standard hairdryer (preferably the same make as the one I've had for three decades as it suits me) - is that really too much to ask for?

Okay, so I am exaggerating slightly about the making tea and telling me the news - to be fair I didn't actually come across one of those, but even so.

I now return to be being boggled and just hope I can find a nice, simple hairdryer. Wish me luck.