ANOTHER USE FOR THAT FEATHER DUSTER


 

20180112_102042 (2)Whilst pounding away on the treadmill at the gym today, my gaze roaming idly over the car park, I spotted a middle-aged man, dressed in his gym kit, meticulously dusting down his car with a feather duster. Well, I thought, here’s a conscientious citizen who isn‘t wasting precious water during our drought crisis , by washing his car. He’s dusting it instead. Good for him! And let me add, the car was a modest 4-door family sedan, not a fancy Porsche or anything.

Another worthy citizen’s large, white sedan was parked in my neighbour’s driveway this week, and the dust begrimed passenger door was decorated with a finger-drawn large daisy and the words : I’m a water warrior! Yes you are, dear citizen, please keep up the good work.

If you don’t own a feather duster, and you live in the Western Cape, I suggest you dash out and buy one now. Furthermore, they are an excellent tool for trapping large spiders and shaking them away outside the house. Apparently the spiders’ hairy legs (shudder) get all tangled up in the feathers.

You never knew feather dusters were such a multi-purpose tool, did you?

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7 responses to “ANOTHER USE FOR THAT FEATHER DUSTER

  1. Hope it rains there soon! Its a horrible situation for you all.

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  2. On that glorious day when they predict rain next week ( or next month) remember to park your car out. Then put on a mac and wash your car…

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  3. I will never look at a feather duster in the same way again 🙂 I take it that the water shortage hasn’t eased up?

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    • Our water crisis worsens daily, with the arrival of the South Easter wind. Usually we get no rain at all during Jan/Feb months. Maybe, just maybe, a little in March and April. We’re a winter rainfall area, so its M, J,J, A, S for us to receie significant rain. A long way to go!

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  4. This made me laugh. What a good idea – to dust your car.

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