Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Emporers Dirty Laundry


Apocalypse has struck at the Townhouse.
You know that moment on all naval disaster films when the background hum of the engine stops. The one where you are suddenly conscious of the sound by focus on its absence. Well a similar moment happened sometime between Christmas and New Year in The Old Walled Town. The washing machine, faithful old retainer of socks, ground to a halt. And a very nasty grinding sound it was.
A mere thirty seconds after disaster struck a large amount of laundry was discovered. After accusations had been exchanged, this was bagged, bundled off up to my lofty perch, and loaded in to the Halletts Mountain washing machine.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not that much of a slob, but a T-shirt will normally last me for a couple of days if you know what I mean. And a pair of jeans….well sometimes more than a day or two. I even have to be reminded sometimes. Well there you go. But hardly the end of a spectrum.
What struck me when sorting through the stuff to put on the washing line, was that we have one among us who changes his clothes with a frequency bordering on OCD. From one of the teenage bedrooms of the Townhouse has emerged enough clothing to relieve a community struck by Tsunami.
Even as we speak I hear the distnat rumble of a half track delivering the next load....

6 comments:

Jayne said...

I think I'd be secretly happy if my washing machinr broke down. I hate organising washing with a passion.

Hope you had a good Christmas and New year.

Peach said...

I was the OCD girl with my clothes and bedroom stuff as a kid, now, I'm more a pair of jeans per every 4 days and a t-shirt can definitely last 2 days!

Mike said...

We have the same problem. Matthew seems to change his jeans between once and twice a day, and they are not the easiest to dry either. It's not unusual to find 5 pairs going through the wash/dry process at a time.

I'm with you myself though.....

Mike.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

don't be coy. jeans last me about at least 3 days if not more!

john.g. said...

A pair of jeans in a day or two? You dirty bugger, I was a week or two!!

Sally Lomax said...

Yes....... I understand OCD teenage washing habits......