Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Washing Machine Issues


Once upon a time I bought a brand new washing machine. Just like the one my friend had at her house. No more Laundromats for me!

She had let me use it and, well, it was love at first sight. It was super-sized (perfect for large quilts and comforters, no stuffing involved), white, and adorned with the perfect settings and blue and grey embellishments.

And, it was clean.

The salesman at Sears tried to sell me something else, anything else, "This one has these talents. This one is younger..." but I refused. I stayed loyal and true; I got a replica, one just like my friend's, with matching dryer. They were on sale to boot, so you can image my pleasure when the adoption came through and I got to bring them home.

I knew I'd made the right choice. Never a problem. In fact, when the time came for a checkup, the maintenance man was shocked at how healthy my Washer and Dryer were. Dryer was in especially good shape. It was noticeable that I am one of those people who scrub the dryer filter clean after each load. There would be no fires started in my baby. No sir.

Now you would think, reading this, that there are no issues to be had with such perfect appliances and such a perfect caretaker. But, I'm sorry...

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW IN THE HECK A WASHING MACHINE CAN GET DIRTY INSIDE THE RIM WHEN IT'S WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO CLEAN THINGS AND THE LID IS NEVER LEFT OPEN?!!!!!

Please tell me you have issues, that I'm not the only one with a dirty washing machine.

This, my friends, is my washing machine issue. I cringe at the thought that I actually have to clean it, but I do. There is a tub of Lysol wipes on the folding table beside Washer. And every fifth load is a bleach load to keep her extra clean and smelling fresh.

I suppose it just goes to show, even the most seemingly perfect have their messy side.


8 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Have same problem with the inside of the dryer where only freshly washed laundry goes... weird, isn't it?

Lovely post - will be back again soon,

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Nora Johnson said...

PS Me again! Am posting my latest LOLA'S LIFELINE COLUMN tomorrow - hope you can join us for some more fun! See you!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Frieda Babbley said...

Oh I certainly will be there! I won't miss it for the world. Fantastic fun! Thanks for letting me know.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh too funny!

Yes my washer does get dirty aroung the inside rubber rim, it's a frontloader.

I hate even touching the rubber there, yuck.

xxx

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Frieda Babbley said...

Hello Dustjacket Attic, wonderful to see you today. Mine is not a front loader (I'm terrified all the water will pour out, not to mention, I'm notorious for forgetting to put in an important item that can't wait. I always wondered, what happens then?) I shared this post with some friends on a small writers network group I belong to, and there were a couple of colleagues that expressed the same sympathies. I wouldn't want to touch it either, blek! They really ought to make it easier to purchase and replace those rubber rims!

Simply Colette, I simply LOVE your name =D. I almost named my Ana Colette, but it just didn't suite her. Wonderful to see to you. Hope you pop in every so often. Thanks for commenting.

Manolo Blahnik, thank you so very much. I adore your shoes (I had to click in out of curiosity and was impressed. Thanks for checking out my "extraordinary" little blog. I do enjoy it much!

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