And in other news...

>> Friday, 23 September 2011

...I've just had an email asking me if I am interested in buying accessories for my washing machine.


Excuse me? Accessories for my washing machine? Before I clicked on the link (for yes, I am that mug), I spent a happy few seconds imagining what they might be. Perhaps a jaunty little hat for those trips to the farmer's market? A natty pair of leather gloves for those chilly days, now that autumn is here? Or maybe an autumnally coloured scarf, for wear whilst out mushrooming in the forest?

No, of course, don't be potty, PM. Let's get real.

Perhaps, then, the term 'accessories' when matched with 'washing machine' could refer to some swanky go-faster stripes, colour-coordinated to match the granite work surface in your kitchen. For obviously, no washing machine that would need something as grand as an accessory could possibly be seen anywhere without a slab of granite or corian close to hand. Or actually, maybe the granite or corian IS the accessory, and this is the manufacturer's way of branching out into a new market-place? Or, perhaps it refers to some washing machine bling; a cheeky little swarovski crystal tattoo around the base of the door? (Don't laugh - I actually think Sub-zero have already done this with a fridge).

But no. 'Washing machine accessories' actually means 'detergent'. And, if you're going to push the boat out, it can also mean 'descaler'. Who knew?


Oh yes, and my older son just asked me if, when he's 12, I will let him watch that well-known movie 'Pirate Caravan'. I said yes, naturally. Well, a film about pirates on holiday in a 4 berth caravan, perhaps on the west coast of France, squabbling about who's turn it is to empty the waste container, who ate the last weetabix for breakfast, and who's responsible for their getting lost and ending up at a nuclear power station instead of at the unspoilt beach within easy reach of a local vineyard - what's not to like?

3 comments:

MsCaroline 24 September 2011 at 00:00  

The best accessory I could have for my washing machine would be another washing machine. The ones in Seoul hold approximately 3-5 items, which means I am doing laundry almost constantly. I'm almost ready to start Lowering My Standards.....

Expat mum 24 September 2011 at 14:46  

The best accessory for my machine (which I love) would be someone to do it. Even though I have one child less at home, there is always a mountain of laundry a-waitin'.

dulwich divorcee 26 September 2011 at 14:52  

You could also get one of those little net bags for washing your 'delicates' separately .... now that's a natty accessory :)

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