Thursday, May 14, 2009

And we've always blamed the dryer

You know, the birthplace of the single sock.

All these years, dryers have gotten such a bad rap about eating socks. Who knew it really wasn't the dryer's fault?

See this adorable little guy?


See his adorable shirt? His brand-new-from-Gymboree-only-worn-once shirt?

My washing machine ATE IT.

I swear, I thought the Whirlpool customer service lady was going to tell me that I'd lost my mind and that there was no way that my almost-as-brand-new-as-the-shirt Cabrio washer had eaten Seth's tee. I did my best to convince her that I KNEW I'd put it in the washer, and that I KNEW it didn't come out with the rest of the clothes. I was sure when she listened in silence, and then politely asked me to "hold for just one moment" that she'd come back on the line to tell me to search the baskets again.

But instead, she apologetically informed me that the Part and Service Department had confirmed that, yes, my beloved Cabrio did indeed have the potential to suck up my garmets between the basket and the frame.

Well, shoot.

So, I have no cute yellow tee to go with those equally cute bermuda shorts. And I have no workable washing machine (at least until the service guy can come on the 26th). And I have no more hard feelings towards the sock-eating dryer. Because now I have proof that it's not his fault.

16 comments:

Angela said...

Oh my gosh!! I can't wait to see what else the repairman finds when he comes! LOL

Seth is adorable, BTW. :)

Jenn said...

Who knew? That's crazy. It's even more crazy that it's only the 14th and they can't come until the 26th. What? I can't imagine not being able to do wash for the long. Bummer!

Anonymous said...

One of the best pieces of writing I jave seen in a long time!!! You see the world with suc a remarkable sense of animation! I am so glad you love to write!
See you soon Sam!

Dad-e

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

What in the world?? that's crazy talk! Can I get it to eat a few old shirts of my husband's??

Kendra said...

No way!!! That is so crazy!! I totally did not see that story turning out that way! HA!!!

Michele said...

Question...are you for sure that the shirt is in there? HAHA.. No, really, is the washer acting up now? Are they sending service to see if it's in there? Funny story. I knew the washer had something to do with the missing socks!

kdbou said...

I've heard of this happening with baby socks, so we always use one of those lingerie bags....but a whole shirt!?! Wow! I hope they fix it for you and find the shirt! lol
(kelly&marty)

gemma said...

Dear Monica and Jim and big brother Seth- I am Stacy's aunt and when i was reading her blog this am i learned of your heartbreaking news about Duncan Thomas- although I know he is in God's loving hands now- i know that this is little consolation to a Mommy, Daddy and big brother who love him dearly. Please know that i will pray for all of you during this very difficult time.
Robin Hill

Tracey said...

Jim, Monica and Seth -

Words just cannot express how profoundly sorry I am to learn of the sad circumstances of Duncan's birth, and death through Stacy's blog. As a fellow bereaved parent who lost her baby in January, I offer you my love and support through these sad, long days ahead. I wish you'd never had to know this pain, and that Duncan was still safely growing within.

Be gentle on yourselves as you face the hard times ahead. Our entire family is sending you much love and prayer.

Tracey, Cyril, Claire and angel baby Rose...

Spellbound said...

Monica,

I am a fan of Stacy's blog and she told us of your recent loss. Words can't describe how sorry I am for the loss of your baby boy Duncan. I pray that God gives you and your family's broken heart some sort of peace through this difficult time.

The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

Many hugs mama

847christine said...

I commented on PAL also, but I read Stacy's blog & just wanted to tell you again... I am so sorry. Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Kayla said...

I was reading Stacy's blog and found out about Duncan passing away. I am so sorry and I hope God can comfort you amidst your heartbreak. Saying prayers for you.

Julie said...

Monica,
I just read Stacy's blog and learned of your loss. I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Duncan Thomas. I know the pain of a mother's heart who has lost a child and I am holding you in thought and prayers today.

Julie

Kim said...

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss of Duncan. Your family will be in my prayers.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying for you....