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Thursday, August 02, 2007


Ok, so you all know my irrational fear of the whole icky rodent thing that is lurking in my garage. Well, the other day I was outside gardening and starting gabbing to my neighbor (also named Dan we call him Mr. Dan.) about the situation and how I have laundry a mile high because I am scared to use the washing machine. It is located right there in mouse central.

Being the sweet, former Navy man that he is, he went walking into the garage, opened the dryer and started pulling the clothes out. I stood there protesting vaguely but slightly happy to see some clean towels.

The he went to open the washing machine to put those clothes in the dryer. My protesting became a little more fervent. I just KNOW I have my thong underwear in that load. He brushed me off and kept working away. Until he burst into laughter.

There in the midst of my new Victoria secret panties was also....a panty liner.

I was purple with embarrassment. He kept laughing.

Do your own damn laundry Gingers Mom.


Christina_the_wench said...

I've done it too. Although not in front of my neighbor.

You win.


Jill said...

Yes that is embarrassing. My husband is a plumber and you should hear what he's seen over the years. Then again, maybe not. LOL!

Ginny said...

Poor Gingersmom! I would have died. My MIL used to babysit while I worked and I would not even let her touch my laundry.

Dr.John said...

Now you have to choose between mice and humiliation. Which is worse?
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Ms.L said...

oooooh nooooo. Hee Hee hee

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

HA! Well, he's a former Navy man....nothing he hasn't seen. :) Oh that's good. Talk about embarrassing...my husband has to separate the bathroom trash every week for recycling....Oh the joys! We are no longer dainty women brimming with mystery.....we are just moms.

QueenieCarly said...

That's brutal! Well, it's funny for me, but... wow. Seriously, though, the thought of a neighbour doing your laundry creeps me right out. The thought of him doing mine? I'd have beat his ass right there if he'd insisted. Gross!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Oh Lord NO!! How embarrassing, though it didn't happen to me so I must admit I'm laughing my butt off!

Pattie said...

OMG! I would have died.
BTW, I love what you've done with your blog. The theme is great!

Caro said...

Mwahahahaha. Definitely an embarrasing moment.

Trailady said...

OH- I would've DIED!!! Sounds like something that would happen to me. I gave the roofers next door a peep-show one morning. Undressed, took a shower, got out & while standing there with my leg hiked up putting B&Body Works lotion on, I just happen to look out the third story window to see I have an audience of 3!!!!! We moved a week later- they were still working on the roof. (Probably taking their sweet time in hopes of another demonstration perhaps?) I was SO glad I didn't have to sneak in the back door of the house anymore.

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