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ShowYourSeams Fri 18-Dec-15 12:31:57

He finished work for the holidays earlier today. He came home, got changed and went to the pub with his workmates.

I've just gone to put a load of washing in and found that he's put ONE works jumper in the washing machine and set it on a 3 hour cycle!

Is he mad?! We have 3 DC and a constant stream of washing. Why on earth couldn't he have put a full load on? Or at least all of his work gear, rather than just the jumper?

LineyReborn Fri 18-Dec-15 12:35:41

Maybe it was covered in something hideous?

MonstrousPippin Fri 18-Dec-15 12:36:06

What a twonk. Clearly his brain is now on holiday too. If you've got loads of washing, you'd be best off cancelling the programme and adding a few more items in with it.

MsMommy Fri 18-Dec-15 12:36:33

I would just stop the washing machine. Put a full load in on a normal cycle and have a mild whinge about it when he got in.

ShowYourSeams Fri 18-Dec-15 12:37:07

I hope not! He told me all he'd done this morning was put some lead round a chimney stack.

Headmelt Fri 18-Dec-15 12:38:46

I would ask him tomorrow, why he did it, before launching into him. Just in case there was a reasonable explanation

ArabellaRockerfella Fri 18-Dec-15 12:43:05

I'm just impressed that your DH puts washing on!!!!

knobblyknee Fri 18-Dec-15 12:45:35

YANBU but dont do it. Stop the machine and put it through the rinse and spin, it'll be fine.
I drew 3 arrows on the dial to put a stop to this malarkey, and labelled them filthy, dirty, normal. What I didnt tell them is that 'normal' is just the quick wash. No one has complained their clothes are dirty...now go get stuck into the gin before you do the housework. wink

MrsJayy Fri 18-Dec-15 12:46:42

He probably didnt want to wash it with anything else if it was manky but 3 hours what a plank

Bodicea Fri 18-Dec-15 12:49:12

My husband does this. Not quite they bad. But a bit of his own washing because he needs something filling the matching about a quarter full. It never occurs to him to look in the other washing baskets in the kids rooms etc. Drives me potty.

goodnessgraciousgoudaoriginal Fri 18-Dec-15 12:50:02

arabella wow, your standards are depressingly low. He didn't even put a washing on - he put ONE jumper on.

I'd probably text him "why the fuck is there a SINGLE jumper on a THREE hour cycle in the machine?"

If he can't give a decent explanation, I'd stop it, take it out, dump it in the bath, then put a full load of laundry on.

Why should you give a shit about being obnoxious if he doesn't? grin

RudeElf Fri 18-Dec-15 12:50:26

I'm just impressed that your DH puts washing on!!!!

How depressing. Raise your expectations.

OP just ask him why he did that. There could be a logical reason. Surely he wouldnt just go and put the wash on for one item without good reason? confused he will be aware there is always other stuff to go in.

diddl Fri 18-Dec-15 12:51:59

Three hours?

Three hours??

I had no idea that it was possiblly for a washing machine to run that long!

MrsJayy Fri 18-Dec-15 12:55:43

Mine weighs washing and if its a bulky load towels or something it can take 3 hours but ive learned not to over fill it, but 3 hours bet he has it on a hot wash and the jumper will shrink id stop the cycle and put it on again

bettyberry Fri 18-Dec-15 12:58:03

am I the only one thinking it would be easier to stop the cycle, Set it to spin, Remove jumper and then put a full load on? hmm most washers allow you to do this.

Also part of me is thinking he wanted to guarantee it to be clean for the start of work not buried in the bottom of the washing pile!

RoobyMyrtle Fri 18-Dec-15 12:58:29

Lead's pretty horrible. I wouldn't want anything else washed in with that jumper either. Annoying though it is, I'd have done the same.

RudeElf Fri 18-Dec-15 12:59:48

My machine's 90degree wash is 3.5hours long. I hate it. My old bosch was able to do a 90 was in just over an hour.

SatsukiKusakabe Fri 18-Dec-15 13:01:37

Yep, I'd have been happy for dh to wash something with lead on separately. If you're struggling with the washing ask him to do some now he's home too, it's his house as well and not all on you.

But don't start a row about a jumper at the start of the holidays.mor is it really because he's fucked off to the pub?

fortifiedwithtea Fri 18-Dec-15 13:04:17

I reckon something grim had happened to the jumper requiring separate washing. I wouldn't flame him for putting it on the wrong cycle.

My DH is a bit shit with the washing machine too. Asks me can X be washed with Y week after week. We've had the same machine for over 14 years.

jemjabella Fri 18-Dec-15 13:09:34

Is it so difficult to press the off button, wait for the door to click and put a full load in?

Jesus, talk about deliberately looking for something to moan about.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 18-Dec-15 13:12:52

I'm just impressed that your DH puts washing on!!!!

What a feeble and stupid thing to say

goodnightdarthvader1 Fri 18-Dec-15 13:12:57

Maybe I'm naive in the ways of washing machines, but I assumed they, y'know, filled up with water to wash the clothes? So surely it's not just as simple as "turning it off"? Or am I wrong? Genuinely don't know.

MrsJayy Fri 18-Dec-15 13:14:10

When dh was plumbing his clothes had to be washed seperate sometimes it was just a few things usually if it is rank you dont want to be washing it with other stuff.

RudeElf Fri 18-Dec-15 13:17:21

We've had the same machine for over 14 years.

Please tell me what machine you have? Or at least the make of it as i doubt the same model is still available.

whois Fri 18-Dec-15 13:18:06

My ex-housemate used ot put like, 3 shirts into the three hour wash when the 'normal' 60 min and the quick 30 min washes were fine! So annoying. Then he would turn on the heating (even on a hot spring day) to help dry them.

He didn't last long as a housemate :-)

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