My landlord installed a new washing maching about two weeks ago. After doing my first load of laundry, I noticed that all of my clothes - which had been put in the machine on a permanent press cycle - were steaming. They were also hot to the touch. Much hotter than clothes washed in warm water should have been. And did I mention the steam? It was rising off my laundry like the mist off of Old Faithful in mid-winter.
My clothes had, indeed, been boiled. But at least they were well done, instead of under-washed. It turns out the landlord had installed the new machine himself, and the cold water hookup was, well, not hooked up.
Neighbors brought this to his attention, and he returned to study the matter. Then he had his partner come down and repair the malfunction. But clothes are still cooking on the cold cycle.
There's a note up in the wash room now that the hookup connections will soon be repaired. In the meantime, I can only wash clothes that need hot water. This has seriously limited my wardrobe choices this week. But all my clothes are nice and clean. And all my sleeves are about two inches shorter than they used to be.
Bend it like Beckham
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