So, if we’re living in the future, where’s all the Cool Stuff? Don’t tell me about smartphones. I’m used to smartphones. What I want is a flying car.
But what I want waaaay more than that is a house where every horizontal surface repels dust.
If you gather from this that I have started dusting a significant number of horizontal surfaces in my house you are right! It is going to take days because I don’t want to do a huge marathon session. Dusting the kitchen island takes 45 minutes (I timed it). Dusting all the other counters and surfaces in and around the kitchen also takes a lot of time, particularly, I admit, when you have to put away accumulated clutter and therefore have to decide where to put everything.
I want the many, many books to repel dust, too. I have about 100 cookbooks displayed on the island, which is why it takes so long to dust; they all have to be picked up and dusted individually before the island itself can be dusted. Then they all have to be put back.
While we’re at it, I want the dogs’ hair to repel mulch bits and damp grass and burrs. I know, I know, I could have Italian Greyhounds and then it wouldn’t be a problem. But do you realize it took 25 minutes to brush the grass bits out of their hair this morning? I knew it was going to be like that because the grass just got mowed a couple of days ago and there’s so much dew. But they really enjoyed their run. Alas, a little too much. I’m sure that bird was dead already or Ish would never have got it. It was totally not his fault. It was a thrush, I think, and it sure seemed old enough to fly. At least he let me have it so I could throw it over the fence. Not sure there’s any imaginable techno-fix for that kind of thing.
If you have a minute, check out this list of Futuristic Stuff via buzzfeed. Me, I particularly admire the wastebasket that moves over to catch the paper you throw at it. I never, ever hit my wastebasket. I always, always have to get up and pick up balled up paper from the floor and put it in there.
The tree removal device is by far the scariest.
The handiest to avoid everyday annoyance is perhaps the zipper. Or the extreme stain resistance of the clothing.
And yes, okay, fine, I do appreciate my smartphone, too.