Classic from the mrs! Vol 2

Classic from the mrs! Vol 2

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Blown2CV

21,712 posts

142 months

Friday 15th March
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SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?

SpeckledJim

17,850 posts

192 months

Friday 15th March
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Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?
Yes, but the difference between a moderate amount of dampish clean clothes, which are dry in a couple of hours, and a huge load of sopping wet clean clothes which take a full day to dry out is the difference between no problem and some problem.

That's what I think.

If we did a normal load once or twice a day I think it'd be fine. As it is, herself tries to do about 8 huge loads in two days and fills the house with cloud.

It's like a scene from Jurassic Park in our lounge. For more reason than one.

Tony427

1,990 posts

172 months

Friday 15th March
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The answer is to take control of the laundry and invest in an externally vented tumble dryer.

This will both make her happy and clear the fog.

it also means you can use the cheapest Lidl detergent and forget about using Fabric Softener in the rinse cycle. It will save money in the long run.

Cheers,

Tony


davek_964

5,296 posts

114 months

Friday 15th March
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Half an hour ago:

Her : Go right at the next roundabout
Roundabout sign appears and clearly has no right exit.
Me: There is no right at the next roundabout
Her: Right and straight on are the same thing

As we get close to the destination:
Me: Is it on this road?
Her: Yes. You just need to turn left soon
So, not on this road then....

simoid

17,339 posts

97 months

Friday 15th March
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SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
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Givr her a damn good fisting
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SpeckledJim

17,850 posts

192 months

Friday 15th March
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simoid said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
Crude content alert, NSFW:

Givr her a damn good fisting
Well, it is Friday.

Alex@POD

4,863 posts

154 months

Friday 15th March
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illmonkey said:
Alex@POD said:
I finally have one worth posting, she has been getting ready and moving around the house getting this and that, we're about to leave and she asks:

Her: Have you seen my handbag?
Me: Which one? (she has several)
Her: The one I'm taking tonight
Me: ..... Yeah, like that narrows it down!

It's a very small "classic" compared to others, but I did tell her it would end up here so I thought I had better follow up!
She takes more than 1 handbag out when she goes out?
I meant I have no idea which bag I was supposed to have seen, as I didn't know which one she was planning to take.


C Lee Farquar

2,347 posts

155 months

Friday 15th March
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I fear it's a lost cause. I've been trying to explain that the 'tumble' part of tumble drier is there for a reason.

I've since learnt that tumble means wedged in solid.

Stan the Bat

4,590 posts

151 months

Friday 15th March
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SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?
Yes, but the difference between a moderate amount of dampish clean clothes, which are dry in a couple of hours, and a huge load of sopping wet clean clothes which take a full day to dry out is the difference between no problem and some problem.

That's what I think.

If we did a normal load once or twice a day I think it'd be fine. As it is, herself tries to do about 8 huge loads in two days and fills the house with cloud.

It's like a scene from Jurassic Park in our lounge. For more reason than one.
Eight huge loads in two days, eekdo you take washing in?

Nemo Sum

148 posts

75 months

Saturday 16th March
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Stan the Bat said:
SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?
Yes, but the difference between a moderate amount of dampish clean clothes, which are dry in a couple of hours, and a huge load of sopping wet clean clothes which take a full day to dry out is the difference between no problem and some problem.

That's what I think.

If we did a normal load once or twice a day I think it'd be fine. As it is, herself tries to do about 8 huge loads in two days and fills the house with cloud.

It's like a scene from Jurassic Park in our lounge. For more reason than one.
Eight huge loads in two days, eekdo you take washing in?
Even a normal load once or twice a day seems like a lot unless you have a large number of kids.

karona

1,834 posts

125 months

Saturday 16th March
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SpeckledJim said:
How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?
Any ideas?
Take six kilos of clothes from her wardrobe, ask her to put them all on, then step on the scales.
Empty a large bucket of water over her head, then weigh her again.
Remove clothing, one item at a time, until her weight is reduced by six kilos.
Explain why she's still wearing wet clothes.

While she recovers from pneumonia you do the washing.

nonsequitur

8,048 posts

55 months

Saturday 16th March
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Tony427 said:
The answer is to take control of the laundry and invest in an externally vented tumble dryer.

This will both make her happy and clear the fog.

it also means you can use the cheapest Lidl detergent and forget about using Fabric Softener in the rinse cycle. It will save money in the long run.

Cheers,

Tony
Or, better still, a condenser tumble dryer. No hose hanging out the window. Yay!

LHRFlightman

1,221 posts

109 months

Saturday 16th March
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Just been to see Captain Marvel with my wife at Vue

We had the "can you find Goose" game come up during the pre-film bumpf.

They give you 60 seconds to "find Goose". After 50 seconds she says to me" Oh it's a cat. I was looking for a goose"

laugh

stevensdrs

1,279 posts

139 months

Saturday 16th March
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I'm in the process of cleaning the red stone chips which are around my greenhouse. They have been down 30 years and have mixed with all types of crap over time. I have lifted the lot and moved them into the field for cleaning by riddling and running through a concrete mixer to wash them. I have done about a third of the total and have started to put them back. I have also laid 3 slabs as a path to the greenhouse door.
This morning she says to me " I see you have started putting the stones back, will you have enough?" DUH!

jakesmith

3,491 posts

110 months

Saturday 16th March
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Watching the Madeline McCann doc on Netflix
After 3 of the hour long episodes Mrs says “what a mystery!”

blearyeyedboy

4,742 posts

118 months

Saturday 16th March
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While watching Gareth Anscombe kick for goal (again) in the Wales-Ireland match, my wife asked me why Owen Farrell wasn't playing.

CanAm

3,977 posts

211 months

Sunday 17th March
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blearyeyedboy said:
While watching Gareth Anscombe kick for goal (again) in the Wales-Ireland match, my wife asked me why Owen Farrell wasn't playing.
Not really a classic from the Mrs. I've got no idea who those two blokes are either.
getmecoat

Frank7

2,447 posts

26 months

Sunday 17th March
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CanAm said:
blearyeyedboy said:
While watching Gareth Anscombe kick for goal (again) in the Wales-Ireland match, my wife asked me why Owen Farrell wasn't playing.
Not really a classic from the Mrs. I've got no idea who those two blokes are either.
getmecoat
You’re not on your own CanAm, me neither, but I’m guessing that the good ol’ boys who populate the Forum are familiar with them both, right down to their Social Security numbers, oops!, National Insurance numbers, rolleyes

Tony427

1,990 posts

172 months

Sunday 17th March
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nonsequitur said:
Tony427 said:
The answer is to take control of the laundry and invest in an externally vented tumble dryer.

This will both make her happy and clear the fog.

it also means you can use the cheapest Lidl detergent and forget about using Fabric Softener in the rinse cycle. It will save money in the long run.

Cheers,

Tony
Or, better still, a condenser tumble dryer. No hose hanging out the window. Yay!
Condenser dryers are crap.

Plus externally vented dryers requre a 4 inch hole being drilled throught two walls to the exterior. This necessitates the purchase of 1. A big f--off drill and 2. A huge masonery hole drill kit. This will go some way to ensuring that you will die with the most tools and therefore win.

During this exercise you may also break your wrist as the big f--ck off drill and the huge masonery drill bit / hole saw snatch and grab as they chew through two walls and all the insulation inbetween but you wanted dry clothes right so its your fault.............

I may have had a flash back then.

Cheers,

Tony



alorotom

5,912 posts

126 months

Sunday 17th March
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Tony427 said:
Condenser dryers are crap.
Our condenser dryer is great and much better than the vented dryer it replaced - you just have experienced a rubbish one wink