Today, ladies and gentlemen, Canon did not announce a vacuum cleaner. It didn’t announce one yesterday either, or one the day before. In fact, it’s never announced a vacuum cleaner. That’s why Canon’s Russian service personnel were a little confused when people started calling saying that their vacuum cleaner was broken.
What seems to have happened is that a major electronics supplier bought a job lot of vacuums that a dodgy Chinese factory had produced with the Canon label, figuring (correctly) that it’d help them sell. Hilarious. If you’ve got one, then please send it to us – we’d love to review it.
Even vacuum cleaners have to be right fashionable now. They used to be brown. You could kick them and it didn’t matter. Mum had the same one for 19 years. You’d throw them under the stairs and treat them like a Victorian man would treat his servants and children.
Now vacuum cleaners are no longer our humble menial servants to keep hidden away. They are iPod-styled conversation starters for dinner parties..