Vacuuming or magic mopping? - Narcissism is Necessary

Vacuuming or magic mopping?

My relationship with my boyfriend is filled with negotiations and deals. For instance, just a moment ago, I successfully negotiated my way out of vacuuming the house and drying Charlie up in exchange for him giving the mutt a full bath. Instead, I got to magic mop the whole house and comb him.

He thinks that magic mop is a farce and is essentially just pushing dirt around. I begged to differ. In fact, I think magic mop is one of the best inventions there is. I’m sure a lot of women would agree with me. At first, he asked why don’t I appreciate the vacuum cleaner. My answer to that: I can’t handle the long cable, and that someone should invent wireless vacuum cleaner (which I know exists and yes, I need to get one someday).

He called me a knob and then okayed to magic mopping but said that if he found the tiniest fluff of Charlie’s hair anywhere I would have to vacuum because it proves that magic mop is a sham. I told him to piss off cause even if I had vacuumed instead he would have found fluff somewhere…because I don’t have good eyes – my eyes trick me to think that the floors are clean. And he was like, you’re full of shit. I’m like no…I’ve got astigmatism, the light bounces off the floor and make me see things differently.

And then he groaned, mustered something unintelligibly and went on to wash Charlie, then dried him with a towel. I magic mopped the whole house in under 5 minutes including replacing the cleaning sheets (magic mop IS magic), blogged this and is about to watch tele while sipping a tall glass of fizzy tonic and apple juice concoction. The man’s probably going to comb Charlie later on too, I know I’ll figure out something to say.

So yes ladies and gentlemen, the moral of this story is that: if you want to get out of something, keep on…talking, even if it doesn’t make sense.

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12 Responses to Vacuuming or magic mopping?

  1. suanie July 30, 2009 at 1:28 am #


  2. Ming July 30, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    i wish you’d update more!
    haha great great post.

  3. Shari July 30, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    tq for that tip, relationship guru

  4. Myhorng July 30, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    u always see things differently, aren’t you? and not just that, u feel things differently as well. hehe.

  5. Mellissa July 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    I LOVEEEE THE MAGIC MOPPPP! :D :D I hate vacuum cleaners too. So difficult maneuvering it around lah. I’d only give up my magic mop for a Dyson, thankew!

  6. KY July 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    magic mop is best esp. if your gf uses it instead of you. :D

  7. LC July 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    “So yes ladies and gentlemen, the moral of this story is that: if you want to get out of something, keep on…talking, even if it doesn’t make sense.”

    doesn’t work on my bf. darn!

  8. PTS July 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    I am convinced that men and women have very different standards of what is considered clean (or clean enough) or how the state of “clean” should be achieved. Good on you for being able to impress upon your partner on what clean is and how it can be achieved – nevermind the logic!

    If you ever get tired of convincing him then I suggest you resort to – Yalah, you so CLEVER to talk you yourself clean lah! That usually works on my partner, verbally crumpling him into calm, quiet submission. Try it.

  9. racheal tan August 1, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    bravo bravo! totally agree wit ya that if you wan to get out of something, just keep on talking although doesn’t make sense. this is what i’ve been doing to my bf too :p muhahaha

  10. Big Pumpkin August 15, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    hhahahahaha……..great tip!

  11. Kiran August 26, 2009 at 7:10 am #

    Haha. I love my magic mop (it’s called Swiffer mop here in the US). I’ve abandoned my regular mop a long time ago. But I can’t live without my vacuum cleaner as well coz 80% of the house is carpeted! Sigh…

  12. Meera June 25, 2013 at 3:14 am #

    Hi Kim, I just saw this post, where can I get this magic mop (also, what brand?) you’ve been using?! Thanks! xD

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