Monday, January 23, 2006

Why the Laundry Goddess Is Seriously Mulling a Strike

In my family, all laundry is taken care of by the Laundry Goddess. She looks amazingly like me, but my husband assures me that's just a coincidence.

Today, I noticed a small, yet vivid, red stain--a small spot--right in the center of my husband's nice button-down shirt. I asked him, "Where did that come from?"

"Sudafed," he said.

"Huh?" I responded in my inimitable, eloquent way.

"Well, I had a cup of coffee in my hand, and I stuck a couple of Sudafed in my mouth and took a swallow. I didn't realize just how hot the coffee was, so I was really startled. I didn't spit up any of the coffee, but the Sudafed flew right out of my mouth and landed on my shirt."

"Huh?" I responded in my inimitable, eloquent way. Then I burst out laughing. Then I remembered that I'd have to explain this red-dye #42 stain to the Laundry Goddess. She will just sigh in her own special, inimitable, eloquent way, then get out the Oxy-Clean Stain Fighter. Then she'll go lie down, as goddesses sometimes must.


Blogger Alyssa said...

This story makes me laugh and laugh.

And think of naps and how my husband does the laundry. Because I do the damn taxes.

Is the coffee that hot every morning?

8:02 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

LOL! We'd picked up the coffee at Dunkin, and you know how those cups with the new-fangled lid keep the liquid hot for at least a half hour.

On the other hand, Jim does the damn taxes, so I guess that does count for something.

4:44 AM  
Blogger David said...

Ya gotta love the Laundry Goddess! She's even more impressive than the tooth fairy and Santa....cuz she visits everyone's house (--even Jewish folks with all their adult teeth!) during the day and yet no one sees her! Amazing.

That's why I always leave gifts for her. Sometimes it's loose change in my pants pockets, and other times it's old receipts. She loves that. I know because I've seen the cherished collection on top of the dryer.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Being a fellow goddess --- and a laundry one at that -- I hear ya!

4:31 PM  

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