Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes

Sometimes, the 'chick likes to be shocking. To throw something out there that no one was expecting. Redneck got a dose of this little personality quirk recently.

Since the 'chick has been so busy for work and on the road so much, her personal laundry got a little neglected. That is why women should have large wardrobes with lots of clothing options. The 'chick has worn a different outfit every day for several weeks and not repeated anything twice. This includes a very LARGE dresser drawer full of bras and panties. Enough so that the 'chick never had to resort to wearing her Christmas panties in June because everything else was in the hamper.

Hamper? Who are we kidding? The laundry overflowed the hamper about two weeks ago and has since spread across the closet (walk-in, fortunately) like a slowly growing ground cover.

So, time to do the laundry.

Redneck was kicked back on the bed, watching a movie when the 'chick decided it was time to face the situation - that no one was going to take a hint and do her laundry. He wasn't paying much attention to what was going on at first, being totally absorbed in cars and buildings blowing up and aliens and half-clad women prancing across the screen, but eventually, he looked over to see what was going on.

The 'chick was sorting laundry into piles.

Jeans and dark clothes - check.
White t-shirts and tops - check.
Clothing that required some sort of special attention - check.

All this looked pretty normal to Redneck.

Then his gaze wandered to another pile.

"What's all that?"

"Panties and bras."

"But there is enough for two loads there."

"Yeah - so?"

"Don't you think that you might have a problem?"

"You know that the 'chick hasn't been home to do the laundry."

"No, that's not what I mean. What I mean is - you haven't done laundry in a long time. You have not worn anything twice. And there are still bras and panties in the dresser."

Blank look from Roadchick.

Silence from Roadchick.

"'Chick, there are very few people in the world that keep a three month supply of bras and panties on hand for emergencies."

"Then that explains the smell on airplanes, doesn't it?"


Neil said...

I think it is absolutely necessary to have enough underwear for at least a year... just in case you get really lazy with the laundry.

mist1 said...

I do panty loads when I start to miss a pair and want to put them back in rotation. Bras, are pointless.

Roadchick said...

Neil~ Wow - you must have great storage - or else a lot of air fresheners!

Mist~ It was like a reunion when the laundry was finished.

briliantdonkey said...

Wow that is a lot of damned clothes. I myself can go two to three weeks in a pinch(though I never do) but three months? Not a chance.I am pretty good at doing laundry almost religously once a week. FOLDING it on the other hand, can go two to three weeks piling up on the couch before I get to it. I despise folding clothes.


heather said...

lol, i was looking for a reason to buy more socks and underwear this week. (jc penny sale, 60% off)
now i have one. i only have 37 pair of underwear! lol

heather said...

*bd, i'll fold and put away if you do my dishes. don't tell mom. lol*

Killer said...

I have a lot of underwear, but only about two weeks worth of "decent" underwear. After that everything gets holy or has become misshapen or won't stay in the right place.

Michael Thomas said...

Fold??? I live out of a laundry basket. Which resides downstairs. Which makes for a blind stumbling trip down the stairs each morning to find something to wear, still half asleep.