I was in a store the other day and I heard someone ask a young lady in front of me, "So what are you getting for your birthday?" I checked my merchandise out and paid the cashier and left without listening to the answer but I kinda smiled to myself and thought, I haven't heard that question in a long, long time. So if I were asked that question, I would have to say, I don't know. But since you asked, I would like a new washing machine.
That sounds like a strange request, I know and not one that most women would ask for, but I want a special Washing Machine. I don't really care for the name brand, that's not the important feature I want. It doesn't matter to me if you have to add the fabric softener by hand later or pour it into the side car part of the top of the washer; or if it has pretty buttons that you just touch and they light up and do everything but put the clothes and towels in the dryer for you. No, just plain and one that doesn't eat socks. That's my only requirements.
I have found in my many, many years of washing clothes that there is not a brand that I have ever used that doesn't let you get all the socks out at the same time. Where do they go? Why do they go?
And why does my bra strap get wrapped around the spinning part of the washer? I have more warped pieces of underwear than I can list. Doesn't matter if they are new or old, they are all, well, just don't look like the photos on the packaging shall we say. The statement that one size fits all does not apply to me. In any sense of the word, no further explanation needed.
And my husband gets onto me all the time about putting too much bleach in the tons of loads of washing I do every week. How can there be too much? I live in a house with cats and a dog that live inside so there is always a stain of some sort to get out and there is no outfit that is complete with out dog or cat hair on it.
And I want a washer that doesn't fade black or dark colored clothes. I buy the detergents that say they are fade resistant, but something happens and my black clothes are all varying shades of grey. And my husband has several pair of slacks that were at one time black but now, well they are sort of on the taupe side.
Oh well, I guess I will keep using the same washer and dryer I have and I am thankful for it. If I had to go to the river or creek and get the washing done by beating on a rock, well he would just have to wear a loin cloth.
There again, One Size does not fit all.......and there are some folks you just don't want to see in a loin cloth. I am one of them.