Ok, so I have a question about a debate that Garnet and I have been having since we have been married. We are coming up on our 5th year wedding anniversary and we still get into heated debate over this topic quite regularly.
I want to know if this is a regular argument in other houses -- or are we just psycho and need to come to an agreement?
When is the proper time to empty the pockets of your pants??
I know - weird question. But here's the thing; I am primarily in charge of the laundry in our house. Garnet is a huge help with the housework and I have no complaints - but when it comes to the laundry we both agree that it's my domain. However, being the scatterbrained (hello, ummm....met my mom?) daydreaming, on-cloud-nine kind of person that I am I have washed my fair share of important documents, money, credit cards, licenses...basically anything that you'd ever put in your pocket - yeah, I've probably washed it.
But here's the other side of that -I've rarely washed any of my stuff because I empty my pockets while I am getting undressed. Doesn't that make sense to you? Because then the dirty clothes can be put into the hamper all ready for the machine. I've asked Garnet to start doing this - thus eliminating the 'washing the unwashables' problem that we have. He also has 6 pockets in each of his uniform pants -- and makes it a priority to use the most obscure ones. So even if I did empty the front ones (most commonly used) he's put everything in the side of the leg, secret hidden pocket....and they come out a soggy, once resembled a piece of paper, clump of grossness.
But he refuses to do it my way and figures that the pockets should be emptied as they are being put into the washer. So, as it stands right now I'm having a bit of a temper tantrum and have just informed Garnet that I will no longer be doing his laundry. I'm eager to learn what other people think is a reasonable time to empty your pockets....you might help save our marriage ;)