It was the strangest thing I had ever seen; with tubes and wires. I’m telling you this thing was freaky. In my town we are very old fashioned; we don’t like technology or any sort of thing like that. So, when my cousin from another state sent my family a gift such as this one, we just didn’t know what to do with it. When we took it out of the box it had all these things attached to it. The box said ‘vacuum cleaner’, so automatically I knew it was meant for cleaning. I read the instruction manual, and all it said to do was plug it in and turn it on. There was this long, snake-like hose attached to the back, and I had no clue what it was for. Then, when I took it off, it began to suck things up! I mean the thing even ate the curtains for God sake. Now let me figure out what’s going on with the bottom of this ‘vacuum cleaner’. It started to suck things up, and I’m telling you…when it went in it didn’t come back out. It surely does scare the dog. I guess it is true that dogs can sense evil. “It’s over loaded,” my father was yellin', “turn that darn thing off already. It’s not a science experiment.” I believe he was wrong. This thing they call a ‘plug’ isn’t like other kinds of plugs I’ve seen. It has three prongs, must be some heavy duty machinery. When I went to plug it in the wall, it choked me. It hurt. After that happened, I wasn’t about to go near it again. I shoved it back in the box, along with a letter to my cousin explaining how we loved her thoughtfulness, but we just couldn’t accept the gift.