Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Reflections from under the mountain of dirty clothes...

The washing machine saga continues. Our technician had called the parts distributor in Playa del Carmen who supposedly was going to order the part and have it ready Monday. Since it’s now Tuesday, the Fab-man called Carlos (of underpants fame) who said that he had a friend who could probably dismantle the part and re-build it. Um, why didn’t we do that in the first place?

The amount of dirty clothes that two people have amassed in such a short time is staggering. There’s sheets, towels, beach towels, and mounds and mounds of clothing.

Upon reflection I discovered that the Fab-man goes through about 3-4 fashion changes a day. First there are the tennis clothes, consisting of name brand, high tech, drip-dry fabrics, then there is the work polos and rash guards, followed by the relax-around-the-house cotton type stuff, which is sometimes even topped off by the going-out wear consisting of a Columbia shirt (in white or blue)and large oversize shorts with many pockets in which to stash napkins and beer tops (which is what broke the washing machine in the first place).

I, on the other hand, especially since I started working from this office (aka the back bedroom) can tell you that my clothes are broken down into two categories,; Pajamas, and outside clothes. Pass by my home any morning or evening and you’ll find me comfortable in PJs. In the afternoon, when I go and visit clients and generally make a public nuisance of myself, I’ll be “properly attired” (as possible for someone who hasn’t been able to wash anything in over a week).

It’s interesting that between the two of us, we’re going through about 5 outfits a day, and yet, none of them are especially state-side office wear appropriate, in spite of the fact that my flip flops are always color coordinated to my outfits….


Ms. Moon said...

It's the same here. I do about two loads of clothes a day. Mr. Moon has his work-out clothes, his work clothes, his hanging out in the house clothes and his clothes to wear while working in the yard or on the cars or building stuff.
I seem to wear stuff until they drop off my body.
I'm suggesting a trip to the laundromat. Is the Margarita Laundromat still there?

Melinda said...

Thankfully, I only do laundry a couple of times a week because it is just my husband and me. Most of my good clothes are sent to the cleaners because it they look brand new forever that way. I work from home and work in my 'jammies!' It is one of the great benefits of telecommuting.

Take care,


cozzie laura said...

Margarita's is still here,and best of all they deliver. I haven't gone that route yet, since every day someone else promises me that it's going to be fixed!

Today I even resorted to the green dress that I posted as an example of the top ten worst photos! See the old archives!