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Pub Dog owner responds to free XLerator offer

At long last, after countless voice messages left on his cellular apparatus, Pub Dog owner Steve Osmond came out of hiding and called my phone yesterday. 

As expected, Osmond heaped praise at my feet for procuring him one free XLerator hand dryer -- with custom cover.

"Oh gracious blogmaster, oh Wizard of the Interwebs, I cannot begin express my gratitude," he said.

Or something like that. Hee hee. Actually, Osmond almost kept mum about the matter.

"I'm having so much fun reading the updates, I almost didn't want to call," he said. "It's great. You're doing an awesome job."

Will Osmond accept Excel Dryer's offer of a free XLerator to replace his current wimpy batch of dryers? Probably ...

A couple days ago, Osmond brought in an electrician to make sure the bathrooms had enough juice to power an XLerator. They do.

The final hurdle will be the noise level. Osmond is worried the XLerator might shake the very foundation of his Federal Hill pub.

To test his theory, he's bringing an XLerator from the Columbia Pub Dog to the downtown branch, setting it up in the bathroom and giving it a go.

"I want to make sure it's not too loud for the space," he said.

We should know for sure by next week. If it works, Osmond said he'll accept the free one and buy three more, and print, frame and hang up this whole blog series for all to see.

"I really appreciate your blogging about it," Osmond said.

It's nothing, Steve. Let's not forget to thank the folks at Excel Dryer, too. If you haven't already, make sure to vote for your favorite custom dryer cover here.

(Photo illustration courtesy of Excel Dryer)

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