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.

4 Comments:

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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