Friday, October 4, 2013
Screw The Environment
We debated looking into having it repaired, but came to the conclusion that since it's 20 years old we have probably pushed it about as far as it's going to go. So a new washer it is. Since our dryer is much newer and is a Kenmore, Mrs. Grumpy wanted to get a Kenmore washer. I just wanted the cheapest since the damn thing will probably outlive me. So Mrs. Grumpy heads off to Sears in search of our new washer. A note here: I do my own laundry and have done so since I was 15 years old. But when it comes to these types of purchases she is going to get what she wants, so my presence would be superfluous.
She's back in an hour with a receipt and a delivery date next week. Fine. Whatever. Then she tells me how washer shopping has changed. Seems the most up-to-date washers, those that are the most efficient and use the least amount of energy, also require special detergent. And by special I mean expensive. So you can pay more for the washer and more for the detergent and help save the planet. Or, you can buy the basic washer, keep using the old detergent and watch the polar icecaps melt. Mrs. Grumpy wisely chose the latter.
Oh, and remember when a washer came with the hoses to attach to your water supply? That will be $15 dollars please. Assholes.