Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Disaster in the washing machine.

Well perhaps disaster is too strong a word, maybe nuisance is a better one.  Whichever way you look at it I somehow got a tissue in with the washing this morning when I put a load on to wash.   And sod's law being what it is, the load was the dark clothes.   There is now a line full of navy blue underpants covered in white flecks, black T shirts ditto, red T shirts ditto and five pairs of black socks that have developed measles.

It did strike me as I passed the washing line earlier this afternoon on my walk with Tess that the tissue in the washing machine was a jolly good metaphor for so many aspects of life.   Not sure what they are but when I think of one I will let you know.

16 comments:

MorningAJ said...

The Tissue in the Washing Machine. Sounds like an Alan Bennett monologue!

Sol said...

Yes I also did this at the weekend. when to shout at him for not taking everything out of his pockets. to then find the offending item in my cardigan pocket.

now do you rewash it straight away or try and dry it and then brush as much off as possible?

Gwil W said...

Sounds like a plot from Gogol. Maybe you've started a new fashion in the village. When you go to the shops tomorrow you'll find everybody walking around covered in white flecks.

Em Parkinson said...

One of my absolute pet hates and I'm usually the culprit which makes it even worse. Looking forward to your metaphor....

the veg artist said...

This is when living in a windy spot comes in handy!

donna baker said...

Happens all the time here. I should become a harpy and peck at my husband, but he has a swallowing problem and can't help it. Just better not be on my dark clothes - only his. I almost always wash his clothes separately anyway.

angryparsnip said...

For me it was chap lip stick and a pen. Blue ink everywhere. Not mine.
But since the Junior high (grade 6)
The children have done their own laundry.

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

How irritating. At least it wasn't something red in with the white load. A line of pink underpants wouldn't have gone down so well. Doubtless the particles of tissue will disappear with wear and more washes.

John Gray said...

Shit on the fan cames to mind

Virginia said...

Oh Darn! My only suggestion is one of those lint roller things ... possibly it's cheaper to use cellotape rolled around your hand? And only worry about the outer layers - as long as you don't get 'hit by a bus and taken to hospital' (my mother's dreadful threat) no-one's going to see the state of your undies!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

You could always pretend it is winter and these are your "snowflake" clothes - that sounds prettier than tissue covered clothes.

Cro Magnon said...

We've all done it, Weaver. I would have just put it all through again for a 2nd washing.

Mary said...

I don't mind when it's the stronger tissues which just tear into a couple of pieces, but those soft ones that shred like yours and stick to everything, including the sides of the machine, make me curse……even swear, and I really have to be mad to do that!

Mary -

Rachel said...

Use handkerchiefs. Then it wouldn't happen.

Terry and Linda said...

Gosh...that makes me sick. One time I got a crayon in the wash and it ruined everything!

Linda
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The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the sympathy. What springs to mind is rumours. One rumour spread (particularly in a village) and it goes round like wildfire - everyone hears and it takes an awful long time to die down.
Ah well - Cro's suggestion is probably the best - it will all go through again tomorrow after I have checked the machine to make sure there is no residue sticking to the sides.