Dear Washing Machine,
I spent most of today fixing the 2 year old Kitchenaid dishwasher and it got me thinking about how quality appliances are hard to come by. You & I have been through a lot together. I bought you 16 years ago. I was 18 and had just moved into my first rental home.I wonder what General Electric’s slogan is? Based on my relationship with you I would suggest “built to last!” You have lasted through seven moves. You survived that year my kid peed his bed EVERY night (sorry about that by the way). You never shrank my clothes or turned my white stuff pink. You get out all the grass stains (which is a miracle, because I’m too cheap to buy stain pre-treater). I’ve never had to call a repair man to come and fix you. You always ran perfect, until a little over a year ago. You started continuously filling last November. I was afraid I would have to replace you and buy a new GE washer. In frustration I shook you a little and you started working again. Now, once or twice a week I have to shake you to get you to agitate. I know you want to retire, but each month you lovingly accept my plee to work just one more month until I can afford to replace you. We both know I am lying. Next month one of my sons will destroy the TV by hitting it with a sword or the dog will eat the dining room table and that will get replaced instead of you. So you do your best and keep going. You never ask to be maintenanced like this Lazy Generation Y dishwasher. You have become like a trusted friend and I appreciate you.
*I wasn’t paid for this post. I’m totally recommending GE because my 16 year old washer & Dryer are marathon champs!
Tiffany O’Connor is a mom to two amazing, energetic, and fearless boys. She is married to her high school sweet heart and has three college degrees. Her hobbies include watching TV shows about zombies, hiding in her hot tub with a bottle of champagne, and writing all about her misadventures parenting in a “man cave” at #Lifewithboys.