It's a thankless, never-ending task that is completely and totally mind numbing and cuts into a large part of my weekend (hmmm-maybe I should try doing it during the week.....)
One of my biggest peeves about laundry is the stains. I have told them repeatedly - if it has a stain on it put it on the washing machine and give it a squirt of the stain stuff. That way I'll know it has a stain and re-treat before I wash.
Because yeah, even though I separate after a fashion - I'm usually not taking the time to examine each item for stains before tossing it in (hey, my time is VALUABLE! I don't have
Needless to say, they don't heed my requests and upon folding clothes I discover stains - that have now been set from the heat of the dryer!!! ARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!
If it's a favorite (and I'm in the right frame of mind) I might try to remove the stain. Sometimes I'm successful; sometimes I'm not. This is why Hubby now has a whole drawer full of "cooking shirts." These are shirts that have stains so set in that they have now become part of the fabric. He "tries" to remember to change into one of these many shirts before embarking to the kitchen - he's not always successful at this. Which results in more shirts for that drawer.
I've seen my share of stains. Crayons (from when Man-Child was small); ink, grease, wine, grass, North Carolina clay (which you cannot remove with anything; pre-treating, stain-fighters, copious amounts of bleach; the atomic bomb - NOTHING will remove it; period). You name it - I've probably seen it - after it's been set in from the heat of the dryer.
Until now. What pray tell is this?
Can you see it? (I know I'm not the best a picture taking ....) It looks to be something of a mixture of blood and (fresh) chili and I don't know what all.
I have tried and tried to remove it. It won't budge.
I've asked Man-Child what it could possibly be - he informed me that it was blood - but not his blood and since the authorities aren't asking we should keep it quiet. (Smart-ass.) It's his way of saying he has no idea (I hope).
So at this point - I'm ignoring it (and keeping a beady eye on that boy of mine.....)
Sorry - had plenty of topics to choose from earlier - but this was the only one I could remember when I sat down to type......