I May Have Overkilled Just A Little After The Storm
I can admit when I overkilled something. And I think this situation definitely qualifies. I blame last weekend's blizzard for the situation that I now find myself in.
It all started when I was out on Sunday, like most of Ocean County, clearing nearly two feet of snow off of my car.
I had the perfect snow brush - an ice scraper on one side and a brush and squeegee on the other side. Plus, it extended to about two and a half feet.
But wouldn't you know, the first time I tried to move a pile of snow off of my car, it went ahead and snapped the brush in half.
It was one of those moments where I just kind of stood there and thought, "....crap...." Thankfully, a neighbor was kind enough to loan me a brush to finish the job. But it didn't change the fact that I was now brushless in the middle of winter.
I had a few errands to run anyway the next morning, so I figured that I could get a new one while I was out. But, naturally, almost every store in the immediate area was totally cleared out of snow removal implements.
So I did the next best thing - I went on Amazon.
You wouldn't believe how many different kinds of snow brushes there are out there; vertical, horizontal, telescoping, there's even one for almost $50 because it's a "Genuine Audi Accessory".
After quite a bit of time looking through all of the options, I figured that my best bet was to go for the one at the most reasonable price with the best reviews.
To me, the title of "36 inch extendable snow brush" meant that it extended up to 36". But wasn't I surprised today when the three foot long package showed up at the office (I put a pen on top of the box in the picture above to show just how big the package is).
My problem - where the heck am I going to put it? It sure won't fit in my trunk, and if I put it in the back seat it'll take up the whole space.
So I think that the combination of needing instant gratification and the unclear title landed me in the position of being a proud owner of a way too big snow brush.
Have you ever accidentally overkilled a situation where a simple solution would have made much more sense? Tell us in the comments!