By Anonymous - 15/12/2020 02:02

Overreaction much?

Today, I accidentally washed the jacket my mother bought me in the washing machine. I didn't know it was supposed to be dry cleaned. My mother ended up crying and screaming that I don't love her, and this would be the last time she ever buys me anything. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  20

OP, we have all seen or made laundry mistakes. It happens. Always read the labels before washing something you have never washed before and trust that they mean what they say.

When I was a boy my mom decided to wash the couch cushion covers. But they weren’t washable and the fabric was nearly ruined. Mom managed to get the couch back together but it was not the same. And mom knew about fabric and could sew, but she washed something that wasn’t designed to be washed. The couch had to be eventually replaced...

Despite the tears and hysteria Mom will eventually get over this, but don’t do it again. The good thing is that you are doing your own laundry.

By  sirrubberduckie  |  35

Why would the manufacturer go to the trouble of making removable covers that aren't washable? I could see if they weren't supposed to be dried to prevent shrinking, but it's nonsensical that they're removable if you can't wash them. What's the point?

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By  Chazzster  |  20

OP, we have all seen or made laundry mistakes. It happens. Always read the labels before washing something you have never washed before and trust that they mean what they say.

When I was a boy my mom decided to wash the couch cushion covers. But they weren’t washable and the fabric was nearly ruined. Mom managed to get the couch back together but it was not the same. And mom knew about fabric and could sew, but she washed something that wasn’t designed to be washed. The couch had to be eventually replaced...

Despite the tears and hysteria Mom will eventually get over this, but don’t do it again. The good thing is that you are doing your own laundry.

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Why would the manufacturer go to the trouble of making removable covers that aren't washable? I could see if they weren't supposed to be dried to prevent shrinking, but it's nonsensical that they're removable if you can't wash them. What's the point?

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  Chazzster  |  20

It was a very long time ago when the “couch incident” happened. I was a boy. I do not think we had a clothes dryer at the time. I think I can remember my mom reading “dry cleaning only” AFTER she washed the covers. The fabric shrunk and got somewhat misshaped by my memory. And of course in those days everyone washed in warm water not cold which helps to explain the problem. Mom had quite a time getting the covers back on! And the seams weren’t quite lined up with the corners...