hel·low (ˈhelō/) exclamation. A salutation embodying the vibrant energy found in the color yellow.

10 April 2012

Vacuums on Wheelchairs

Most nursing homes have carpeted hallways, dining halls, rec rooms, and living quarters. Most nursing homes are very big, thus a lot of carpet. Most nursing homes have a lot of residents in wheelchairs, constantly moving over this carpet. Instead of hiring more workers to devote more man-hours to vacuuming these floors, why don't we just install vacuum cleaners on the bottom of wheelchairs? This gives the old people a motivation to move around; a reason to get out of bed in the morning because they feel like they have a responsibility. Heck, maybe this could even be a way for them to make a little dough. The earnings from vacuuming could help pay for their room and board at the nursing home. In fact, businesses could hire teams of wheelchair-bound vacuum cleaners to come to events to clean the floors. It would benefit the businesses hiring them and also the old folks, as it is an excuse to have a change of scenery.
Quite honestly, this little plan seems flawless. It is optimal efficiency on all ends. The floors get cleaned without having to spend additional man-hours, the wheelchair-bound elderly discover a purpose in their lives, and everyone is happy.
...Until a liberal social-justice group claims the elderly are being exploited...
Back to the drawing board.

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