I always loved the smiley face that grew popularity in the late 1960′s. I have smiley faces all over my refrigerator, a patch on my motorcycle jacket and I’m always using his face in emails. I don’t think anyone can see smiley and not smile… can they?
So after the reminder of where we were as a nation 10 years ago, I felt saddened for those who lost their lives in the senselessness of 9/11, proud of those who stood up and took action becoming hero’s and sympathy for the families who lost loved ones.
It was a sobering evening and morning, I was reminded that the future is untold and to make a positive impact as you never know when tomorrow won’t be there. I really didn’t feel like smiling at all when I arrived at work today, but that changed and thankfully so, because I really don’t like feeling sad and depressed.
Why was my frown turned upside down? It might sound ludicrous for a couple of reasons, but yes, I went to work today and I met many Henry’s… Henry makes me smile!
Is Henry short for Henrietta and stands 5’2? Nope, but he still brings out my crooked ear to ear grin. In my 14 years in the vacuum business I’ve only met Henry once and it was back in the late 90′s. So today when he remade my acquaintance, I felt happy :)
Who is Henry? Henry is known throughout the world as the happy smiling vacuum. His red face and playful smile makes me smile and happy. When was the last time your vacuum made you happy?
After a couple of hours of exhausting work at the at the GoVacuum office, I made the excuse that I was going to go take a Henry home to “examine” him and abruptly left (after all, I just had a hard day of 120 minutes of non stop work… I was exhausted!).
Upon my arrival home with my new toy, I was reminded of how fun Henry is. I screwed the hose to his nose, plugged in his 32 foot retractable cord winder and started to vacuum with his twinflo’ motor. Here is where the human psyche is interesting, but perplexing to me, as I went around the furniture I walked back to pull Henry gently, where as with a normal vacuum I would just yank the vacuum hose harshly. Why was I gentile? It beats me, but I think it has something to do with the smiling face.
Is this happy face the reason so many Henry vacuums last for 10-20 years? I don’t know, but I do know with the big eyes looking up at me the whole time I was vacuuming, I was happy, and anytime you can do house work like vacuuming and be happy… I’ll take it!
The Henry HVR200A is not alone in the line from Numatic a British vacuum company (this is where I start my bad British accent), oh nooooo! There’s Hetty which is short for Henrietta (but not 5’2) and is pink in color model number HET 200A. Plus there is his twin, yes he has a twin named… Henry (tell me that wasn’t confusing for the lads growing up). This Henry is model HVR-200m.
In conclusion if you have a kid, husband, wife or housekeeper who abuses vacuums, go ahead and try one of the Henry or Hetty vacuums at 10% off! Risk free for 60 days, if you don’t like it, return it, we’ll even pay shipping both way! Yet, I have faith you’ll keep yours and you might be surprised as how long a Numatic vacuum last in your home!
Own a Henry or Hetty? What do you think of yours? Email me! Justin@GoVacuum.com :)