The Fix-It Sisters

Annabelle & Scarlett vs. the laundromat

Scarlett, I am happy to help you go to the laundromat, but I’m thinking we could maybe take a second trip sometime. How long has it been since you did laundry?

My machine broke three weeks ago. I just kept buying new underwear and socks for everyone because I was too scared to go to the laundromat.

Scared of what? This place seems perfectly nice.

It’s nicer than I thought it would be. I guess I was scared people would judge my family’s dirty clothes and think I wasn’t doing it right.

Doing your laundry right?

Yes. We never learned to do all those things. Like sewing on buttons and pre-soaking stains. But we do know how to organize a sit-in and make a great tofu loaf.

I think Mom thought washing machines were invented to oppress women and keep them chained to the house. She told me that coffee makers were a way to keep women at home and away from coffee shops where they might see what they were missing.

She was kind of psychic! Too bad she didn’t invent Starbucks. We’d be rich. Everyone goes to coffee shops to see what they’re missing. Usually it’s just missing being confused about how to order coffee.

Don’t I know it. Having worked at Starbucks for eons, I can tell you most people don’t know their mocha from their macchiato, or their vente from their grande.

I gave up and bought a Keurig. I was way too stressed.

Well, we’ve filled up five of these front loaders, want to answer some questions while the clothes get clean? Looks like we’ve got 23 minutes.

But I didn’t even get a chance to spray any of this stuff on the stains before you put them in!

Scarlett, that’s Static Guard. But don’t worry. I don’t ever spray anything. I think it’s a scam to make you feel like you’re not working hard enough at doing your laundry. Let’s answer this first question. It sounds kind of dire!

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