Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Gender Differences: Lesson 2: Hanging Out Washing

Girls:

Take washing out of machine as quickly as possible and, if necessary, remove the tufts of tissue distributed throughout. Hang as quickly as possible to avoid mouldy smell ensuing. Hang each item separately, socks from toes, trousers from waistbands etc in order that air may circulate and clothes dry quickly and avoid fading in the sun. Gather in when dry.

Boys:

Leave clothes in washing machine until you happen to pass by the laundry. If mould ensues, rewash. When you remember, hang washing out: fold each item in half over the line and peg through the middle. Multiple items to one peg saves time. Wait for two weeks while washing dries. Complain loudly that you have no clothes, completely failing to notice the large pile of clean, dry folded clothing your stepmother has removed from the line and sat on the dining room table for two weeks.

6 comments:

Blueberry said...

ha ha ha ha!
it's SO funny 'cause it is SO TRUE!
;)

A Free Man said...

I vote for #2.

SSG said...

This is oh so true. How can I teach MrC that leaving anything in the machine for more than a couple of hours makes it smell? And that doing all 6 piles of washing in one day means there is not enough places to hang everything and is a waste, cos requires some damp piles to be rewashed. *sigh*

Elisa said...

I do hope there are LOTS of installments of Gender Differences because I am SO enjoying them!!! :)

Maggie said...

Ha ha ha! I love it!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Ummmnm...apparently I do laundry like a boy. EXCEPT you left out the step where I explain to my guy on a fairly regular basis how it is that I happened to dye his whites such a pretty shade of orange.