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Monday, November 10, 2008

Do The Math...

Like a lot of other WOOFers, give or take a stray black sock, I’ve sorted and stuffed a load of dark clothes into the washer about 5000 times over the course of my adult life.

You’d think I’d learn.

Oh, but, no.

Today, as I lift damp, limp clothing from the washer, give each piece a shake and transport it to the dryer, I see it. The lint-cover black tee.

That’s what I get for buying new bath towels only every decade or so. And back in the 90’s, when I purchased white ones, I did so to avoid this very thing.

How quickly we forget.

So now, here I wait to see if the dryer can rectify the damage I have done, remove the plethora of lint I have inflicted on an innocent black tee. Damn those new dark green towels.

Besides that, they don’t absorb as well as the old ones.

Oh, there’s the dryer buzzer. Wish me luck…

Of course, the lint filter is going to be just the WORST!

-- d.d. dawg


Gayle Carline said...

I feel your pain. I try not to do towels in the same load as clothes, but sometimes it just has to be. My personal laundry Mistakes-I-Cant-Learn-From are:
1. I forget that some clothes need to be air-dried, so they get shrunken by the dryer, and
2. I get too impatient to wash one garment in the Gentle Cycle, so I through it in with the regular wash and discover why it needed such gentle care.
Also, hubby shops for himself and doesn't look at the washing instructions. He actually bought a pair of pants that I'm supposed to hand wash and lie flat to dry. As if!

Diana Black said...

Gayle, you DO feel my pain! And that thing with your husband's pants. Well, maybe he can wear them in the shower before bedtime. A rubber sheet and you're good to go!

Congrats on the book coming out through Echelon!

Now, lemme check out YOUR blog...