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Old 11-26-2011, 02:43 PM   #111
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A few holidays ago, we spent the day with my sister's family. My sister has four children. Mother was there. All four children were playing. My sister was elbow-deep in dishes. My mother observed and then said most sourly to my brother-in-law, "Do you not think it is time to gift your wife a dishwasher?" Without missing a beat, he said, "I gifted her with four! And she doesn't use one of them to give her any help."

I'm not sure whether Mom is speaking to him yet. Frank wishes he could be so blessed.
My Mom always said she had 4 dishwashers and none of them worked...
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #112
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I'm not touching that one with a 10-ft pole. Maybe PF will enlighten you!
What? You can't say, "Because it makes ME feel special!"?!? Okay granted, my wearing of Batman underwear is a little more, "Special" than silky, sexy undies.

Even if no one sees my mismatched socks and comments, I still know they are there. Also if I wear silky undies, I make sure that Shrek sees them, too.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:53 PM   #113
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A few holidays ago, we spent the day with my sister's family. My sister has four children. Mother was there. All four children were playing. My sister was elbow-deep in dishes. My mother observed and then said most sourly to my brother-in-law, "Do you not think it is time to gift your wife a dishwasher?" Without missing a beat, he said, "I gifted her with four! And she doesn't use one of them to give her any help."

I'm not sure whether Mom is speaking to him yet. Frank wishes he could be so blessed.
When I was growing up, dish washing was a week long chore for each of us children. It wasn't optional and could not be traded in any way.

In a boarding house with as many as 20 people eating supper evey night, that was a real chore.

Living by myself now, I still keep a spotless kitchen. Never a dirty dish in the sink. As soon as I see one, it gets washed or rinsed and put into the dish washer.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #114
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I would like to comment on the fact that alot of men have been banned from doing laundry in the home because of some laundry disaster they were a part of. The one that comes to mind is the new red bathrobe in the wash with the whites.

I wonder how many of these gentlemen were thinking... "If I mess this up I will never have to do laundry again?"

I am a man and I am the Laundry King. I sort into whites, lights, darks, sheets, and towels. And dont get me started on my ironing skills

When I visit my parents I see how my mother does laundry and it makes me cringe

This is a great thread.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:06 PM   #115
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When I was growing up, dish washing was a week long chore for each of us children. It wasn't optional and could not be traded in any way.

In a boarding house with as many as 20 people eating supper evey night, that was a real chore.

Living by myself now, I still keep a spotless kitchen. Never a dirty dish in the sink. As soon as I see one, it gets washed or rinsed and put into the dish washer.
I don't remember how we rotated the duties, my sibs and I range over about 15 years. At a certain age we had to grab a towel and dry; then graduated to other chores. I think it is something that every kid I know could use. No one should grow up thinking that food magically appears on the table, dirt magically disappears, etc. When I was young and dating, I actually had men tell me their mothers LOVED cleaning the skid marks out of their jockeys. Huh? My mom would have smacked me silly and started me cleaning. NO MATTER what you think, no one likes to be an unpaid maid, and trust me, if you aren't being paid, you are not being paid, you're what is known as ... well, a slave. In a household, we all pitch in.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:26 PM   #116
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I would like to comment on the fact that alot of men have been banned from doing laundry in the home because of some laundry disaster they were a part of. The one that comes to mind is the new red bathrobe in the wash with the whites.

I wonder how many of these gentlemen were thinking... "If I mess this up I will never have to do laundry again?"

I am a man and I am the Laundry King. I sort into whites, lights, darks, sheets, and towels. And dont get me started on my ironing skills

When I visit my parents I see how my mother does laundry and it makes me cringe

This is a great thread.
SOOOOO, Laundry King. Do you make house calls???
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:28 PM   #117
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SOOOOO, Laundry King. Do you make house calls???
And he irons! Sign me up too!
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:48 PM   #118
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Definitely! Maybe a group discount!
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i don't get why doing laundry is such a big deal, so long as you don'y have to go to a laundromat.

you seperate colours, toss it in the machine with soap, and either hang or dry it afterwards.

if men did this more often, washing machines would come with a beer cooler, fold out seat, and tv monitor attached.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #120
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i don't get why doing laundry is such a big deal, so long as you don'y have to go to a laundromat.

you seperate colours, toss it in the machine with soap, and either hang or dry it afterwards.

if men did this more often, washing machines would come with a beer cooler, fold out seat, and tv monitor attached.
Laundromats are fun! Weird people hang out there...err, classic example: Princessfiona60.
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