Our washing machine broke down almost immediately after I moved into my apartment. I thought it was some kind of destiny, so I couldn’t be bothered to fix it. And it DID turn out to be destiny, somehow, though not for me…
First of all, I didn’t plan to share this apartment with Mr. Matias. That just happened as he, for some reason, all of a sudden needed a place to stay. And I already had a guest room, so, you know, Matias moved in.
Then he met this super cute and gorgeous girl that was in desperate need of using a washing machine. So he invited her (and all her dirty laundry) to come over to our house, basically to put her dirty knickers inside a machine that didn’t work. I never got the point of this, really, and I still have to figure out WHY this worked out. Because this little girl moved into our building, and when the night comes, Matias still disappears into her humble room – a YEAR after the washing machine incident!
Since then I’ve been washing my clothes by hand, which has really affected my tolerance for exactly how dirty clothes I can allow myself to wear; When it comes to underwear and socks, I won’t take more then a few days. But these are the things that are easy to wash by hand. T-shirts and shirts kind of have their own limits, when they start to stink like someone has pissed on them. (Back in the days, before the smoke ban, you could just go to a bar or a club and smoke that stench out of a shirt, and it would be fine for wearing the next day). However, when it comes jeans and shorts, they can really take it. Technically speaking, they really don’t need to ever get cleaned, or perhaps just a little annual rinse.
When it comes to my bedsheets, which are almost impossible to wash by hand, I have surrendered to a friend that kindly lets me use his washing machine. It’s just necessary in order for me not to live in complete filth.
But he got married, and are tiptoeing to leave the country, leaving a homeless fridge and a washing machine behind. And that’s where you gets into the picture, because these two fine items can be yours for $280! They probably won’t break down after the first week, if you are looking for alternative ways of finding a girlfriend, but they will come with 2famous dudes that will occasionally pop over to your house to clean their clothes. So let me know if you are up for it.