To not care about rain on my washing?

(60 Posts)
grobagsforever Sat 27-Jul-13 19:17:22

Obviously following on from neighbour thread. I don't understand the MN horror at letting washing get wet in rain, then leaving it until it is dry and then getting it in and wearing it. It's just rain FFS! There are far, far more germs and dirt on your keyboards/mobile phones etc.

Also I don't iron, do maintenance washes or own a peg bag. I'm pretty sure my clothes are clean and I don't smell.

Labootin Sat 27-Jul-13 19:18:49

But do you still sleep in grow bag ?

Whothefuckfarted Sat 27-Jul-13 19:20:37

I don't get it either..

I might understand if I lived next to a main road with stinky fumes.
Or next to a weed smoking neighbour who stank my washing out..

But besides that, if it smells fine, it doesn't get washed again.

I'm no fool!

vix206 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:21:16

I don't mind a bit of rain either smile

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:01

But you can get detergents and conditioner which is 'crystal rain' or 'rainforest' and other 'rain' flavours grin

lborolass Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:02

I don't mind either, I'm often surprised at how horrified people can be about such a ridiculous thing. Rain is water, what's the difference between that and the water in the machine? grin

I don't have a peg bag but do iron so can't join your club, sorry

KittyMcAllister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:22:07

I don't understand why you would need to wash it if it gets wet in the rain either...in fact it can smell even fresher.

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:23:05

I got half in then could not be bothered to get the rest piled it in back seat of car as on way out and folded it at stables with my girls going <agog face> rest still there getting all wet..

Mine would get a musty smell when I used to leave it to dry after a rainfall got it wet again.

TabithaStephens Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:01

There's acid, sand and all kind of shit in rain.

digerd Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:32

Rain water is softer than tap water and doesn't have all the chemicals in it that tap water has. Is annoying though if the clothes are dry and then it rains,

Buzzardbird Sat 27-Jul-13 19:27:51

I don't get it either, and what's with the matching pegs crap? People have too much time on their hands...

HeySoulSister Sat 27-Jul-13 19:28:08

We don't dissolve in it tho...

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:28:11

Well maybe we should all retreat to a bunker when it rains then ... all kind of shit?????

sazzle82 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:29:03

Whether I washed the clothes again would depend on whether I could be bothered and how long they had been out in the rain.

I would only be annoyed about it getting wet if it was dry when it started raining iyswim.

I never used to do maintenance washes until my machine broke and I was advised by the repair man to do them. It wasn't the reason the machine broke, just something he advised.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:29:55

I've never ever rewashed washing that got wet in the rain.

valiumredhead Sat 27-Jul-13 19:30:58

Are you meant to care about rain? I never got that memoshock

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:31:30

I've just stood outside in the rain to cool down.

Lovely it was.

MadBusLady Sat 27-Jul-13 19:32:05

YANBU. Odd thread, that. To me it sounds the same as letting yourself in to your neighbour's house to pick up their post and put it on the side so that they don't have the inconvenience of walking over their post when they get in. Disproportionate response to a non-problem.

I have a peg bag though. It's outside now, getting wet in the OMGRAIN!

fakebook Sat 27-Jul-13 19:33:10

I care because I don't want my washing to get wet after I've waited all day for it to dry. It ruins my washing and drying and putting away schedule.

MadBusLady Sat 27-Jul-13 19:35:36

Maybe it depends on the size of household, then. Washing schedule isn't that tight here.

Samu2 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:37:38

Doesn't bother me either, it's only rain.

usualsuspect Sat 27-Jul-13 19:38:21

It's annoying if it was was dry before it rained.

But meh, it dries eventually.

deepfriedsage Sat 27-Jul-13 19:38:25

I have a peg bag. I don't wash clothes if the rain wets them.

imnotmymum Sat 27-Jul-13 19:39:06

need a peg bag I sort of leave them on the line...is this bad practice

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