Why Mexicans Will Kill Household Technology
I bought a iRobot (makers of the Rooma) Looj Gutter Cleaner. It was delivered Friday, so I charged it up and was chomping at the bit to get going.
Long story short? I paid $140 for this gadget. For $20, I could have hired four mexicans to do it – and they would have done a far superior job.
We have a lot of leaves left on the trees – a lot. So the gutters were pretty clean. First problem was getting the damn thing in the gutter. The shingles were hanging over the gutter so I had to force the Looj into the space.
I’m sure the dope engineer-testers at Roomba ran this thing through brand new gutters with perfectly placed gutter supports. Guess what you losers? That house hasn’t been built – anywhere! So the thing would run between the supports just fine, sometimes it even went under as it was designed, only to get hung up by the yellow wire antenna!
The friggin’ antenna! I’ll probably mess around with it tomorrow. I may even take the time to bend all the supports so that there is better clearance – that would be a one time investment taken away from my important duties.
Or I may just hire a mexican.
Maybe I can sell it to Grandad, it would make a great turd tosser.
I don’t know what cracked me up more. Your post or your video. Actually, I’ll go with the video. It looks like something out of Alien.
<p>I probably won’t be able to give it a second run today. Mowing instead.<br />
It’s like the gadget has an OS that was invented by Bill Gates. It almost works.</p>