Thursday, July 2, 2015

Doing Laundry

We have a little washer,
Load the clothes at top
Then swishy, swishy, swashy,
Makes the colors pop!

But this washer is an inside-outer
Now hear my tale, don't be a doubter
We load the T-shirts, wash and spin
Open the door and reach within.

The shirts are outside in!

Simple solution you might think
Turn shirts inside out and drop in drink
Voila! the shirts will be turned
Not a chance, your theory's burned.

This appliance is an outside-inner
Won't turn shirts inside in
So nevermind, your chore is set
On this certainty you can bet.

Before you fold that shirt to fit in drawer
You'll turn that sucker
Sleeve, sleeve, bottom through the neck
Or you could wear the seams outside, look like heck

Thursday is washday.  BZZZZZ!  Dryer's done; gotta go fold clothes.

Another laundry story here.


Vee said...

That machine was Invented for the purpose of bugging you.

Secondary Roads said...

You washer has a very fetching avatar. (I think it's fetching evil.)

Grace said...

There is a reason for that according to Marilyn vos Savant - To avoid this you might, next time you purchase a washer, get a front load - I don't seem to have that problem with them.

vanilla said...

Vee, I am actually quite grateful for the machine. I remember the washer, which had to be filled by the bucketful, the wringer, which was a terror, the rinse tubs which had to be filled by the bucketful. Then after a bit, the first rinse had to be dumped, the second rinse became the first rinse, the new water.. well you see I have a long memory. Then there was the bluing for the whites and so on. And I was a kid and Mama did most of the work. Although the same method was still in use in my household when my girls were small.

Chuck, do you think it would behave more righteously if I changed the picture?

Grace, Marilyn describes exactly what my machine does, and does not. I'll take her word for the reason. My research suggests that a front loader is a better choice in many ways, yet the stooping and bending is an issue for me. Everything is a trade-off, isn't it?

Grace said...

Um, they have pedestals to mount the washer and dryer on - buy them when you buy the new machines - I had them on my washer and dryer - definitely a back saver!

vanilla said...

Grace, yes, I have seen those. Added cost to the already premium priced machines. If we are really lucky, perhaps the ones we have will last the course? 😅

Marsha Young said...

Not sure what is going on with your washer, but thankfully your sense of humor seems to be in pretty good shape. :)

Secondary Roads said...

In answer to your question, "No, I don't believe it would."

vanilla said...

Chuck, in that case I won't bother to redesign the "avatar."

vanilla said...

Marsha, thanks. I try to maintain a cheerful outlook, technology and all. (I even succeed part of the time.)

Lin said...

They don't make 'em like they used to. Mine gets everything all in a knot. I think the super-fast spinning cycle (to reduce drying time) is messing with the stuff inside.

vanilla said...

Lin, that spin dry does squeeze out a lot of the water!