I was supposed to post this yesterday…This survey people sent me this nameless detergent and then after 6 weeks of using it, I am supposed to fill in a questionnaire. It really smells good and I am glad that I could save a few dollars on detergent. Last time they sent me Tide. As I was doing the laundry, I was thinking that at one time in my other life, I would wash my clothes by hand. Every Saturday morning, I would fill up pails with water (If there was water) and using Omo and Sunlight, would scrub those clothes the whole morning. Then I would hang them on the lines to dry and it felt so good in the evening when everything was dry, folded, ironed (maybe) and put away. Then I had enough of that…so I upgraded, no, I did not buy a washer . I decided to give someone a job. there were these women who would sit outside at this place on saturday mornings, complete with water, and for a dollar, they would wash 2 people’s weekly laundry load. (I wonder how much they charge now?) sounded too good to be true, but I did not want to have different women washing our clothes every saturday and rumor had it that some piece of clothing could disappear each week. We decided to employ someone to come to our house every week and wash the weekly load, and for a little more, she would clean the house too and at times cook Chapatis. Life was good then, then one day, she informed us that she was going to have a baby and so she was not able to work for us again. Actually, we had noticed, but in our culture, you do not mention such things until the person tells you. she did bring a replacement, it didn’t just work. I was back, to spending my whole saturday morning washing and scrubbing clothes. Despite washing clothes by hand for more than 2 decades, the house chore I dislike the most is ironing!!! I guess I never got enough practice.
Fast Forward…we came to the US, got a washer, all I had to do was ‘throw’ the clothes into the washer, and that has become a task, how lazy I have become. and then, we got a dryer too, I do not have to wait the whole day for my clothes to dry, I do not have to worry about someone stealing my clothes from the lines outside, for some reason, the dryer seems to take too long 🙂