Watch for warning signs. These might include sparks when you plug or unplug it, a burning smell when it is turned on, or grabbing and holding carpet threads or area rugs. If something doesn’t seem right when using the vacuum sweeper, turn it off and call your appliance dealer or automotive aftermarket.
Later, in response to my puzzled queries, she offered me an explanation, “If I had said that I had done it on my own, it would have hurt Ralph’s pride and he would have been grumpy for days together attacking me all the while for running him down. I would rather let him take the credit for what he hasn’t done than live with a sulking husband. These words are revealing and show how important it is not to run down your husband or expose his sins of omission and commission in front of others.