So it turns out I’m not alone in this world. There are others out there. Others who don’t check pockets before they do laundry. This was confirmed to me through a silly status update I did on Facebook yesterday. The game was this: “Fill in the blank. I hate finding ____________ in the washer when the laundry is done.” There were some crazy answers including animals, parts of animals, sticky substances, writing utensils, cash money, (Although the worst is a check, no? At least cash will typically dry out and return to a useful state.) food, feces, electronics, and even children. I’m trusting that last one was a joke. Care to explain, Natalie?
It was a fun little survey and I was charmed from the get-go when the first answer was, “Disintegrated tissues, clinging to the clothes like a million sticky snowflakes.” She’s right. Few things are more frustrating, save diapers, ink pens, gum, crayons, etc. And yes, old school chum…losing a coveted phone number would, I imagine, be quite disappointing as well.
Anyhoo, as I was flipping back through my Instagrams I noticed a pattern developing, so I thought I would show you.
I once took pride in the fact that “I don’t do pockets. When you lose something in the wash, it becomes mine and it’s just too bad for you.” UNTIL it started ruining my clothes! Now I have begun a habit that is costing my family its collective wardrobe. What to do? Start changing the habit, I suppose.
So…what’s in YOUR wash? (I bet you can’t top “an octopus leg”. I know I couldn’t.)