Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

# 3:35 AM

When I was a small child my parents used to have me stand on the fringes of their Persian rugs while one of them ran a vacuum cleaner over the rug proper. It is only now, two decades later, living in my own apartment and trying to vacuum my own Persian rugs, that I appreciate just how helpful that was. The cleaner likes nothing better than to pick up the edge of the rug and hold onto it.

A small child really isn't the optimal solution; what I want is one of those "persistent field apps" from the Left Foot Living Review, that will temporarily glue the rug to the floor while I vacuum it.