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Monday, March 13, 2006

warning: contents may explode

I have pillow issues. If I take off a pillowcase and see any discoloration I get a little queasy. Pillows are just stuffed germ carriers. I can get over this as long as the pillow doesn't look icky. Maybe we drool more than average people, but our pillows get yellow spots of wierdness on them and then I have to buy new pillows. Occasionally I'll wash them, but mostly I just throw them away and buy new ones because the sack o' lumpiness that comes out of the wash is not even recognizable as the pillow that went in.

I had a pillow that needed to be dealt with. Wash it or throw it away? The pillow was fairly new and still had plenty of use left, so I decided that a trip to the washer would be okay. I read the tag. "Machine Wash warm on gentle cycle. Dry on low heat. For best results, wash two or three pillows simultaneously for balance." Okay, I can do that. I found another pillow and threw that one in too. Anticipating nice clean smelling and maybe slightly lumpy pillows, I opened the washer. Apparently there was a mixup at the pillow making factory. The tag should have read "Warning: Contents May Explode. Wash at Your Own Risk." Stuffing everywhere. The pillow that didn't fully explode looked as if it had been used as a shield in an acid fight.

Moral of the story: Don't believe everything you read. Oh, and don't wash pillows.

17 comments:

Doulabean said...

Oh my goodness. lol. I've never seen a pillow do that! That must be one heck of a spin cycle you have!

Steph said...

LOL! Well, at least it was really clean!

SuAnn said...

WOW! that is too funny. Can't say I have ever seen that before.

Pamela said...

lol great pic

lackrik said...

HOLY COW!!!! Looks like a sheep died in your washer! lol

Good to know.....

Andrea said...

i'm jotting that down in my 'what not to do with pillows' notebook.
I hate icky pillows too...its all i can do not to throw dhs away...ewwwwww.

Lee said...

ROFL! Well see you need to get new pillows!! That is pretty funny.

Rachelle said...

Oh my. That is too funny! I've never seen anythign like that!

Frog Legs said...

LOL! I replace pillows- but my husband washes his- never had exploded... I'll have to show him what could happen!

owlhaven said...

Oh no! How funny!
Mary, mom to many

Taffi said...

Note to self: spend $5 on a pillow instead of spending hours picking wet 'fluff' from the washer...

How icky and bizarre! LOL

Dawnyel said...

Thanks for the pillow tip...I've NEVER seen that happen before!

scrapaholic said...

Great...maybe pillows really are designed to be disposable!

ubercyl said...

Holy cow! I've never had an issue washing pillows. And I wash them a lot, because they smell like butt from all our morning breath!

At least you get to buy new ones for sure now!

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