By i_am_forever - 06/01/2015 01:59 - United States - San Francisco

Today, my daughter was putting clothes in the drier when she yelled, "Mom!! The drier won't start!" I had to explain to her that the door needed to be shut. Her response, "Oh. I didn't know that mattered." She's 15. FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 764
You deserved it 6 096

Same thing different taste

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you need to teach children things, they never just know them on their own.


you need to teach children things, they never just know them on their own.

brasiliano 16

Yes I agree but common sense isn't taught. and closing the door is just that.

I think we all learned to close the dryer door before turning it on because we all never saw the dryer on with the door open...

tantanpanda 26

We're talking about a fifteen year old teenager, not some six year old. If you're in highschool, you should know to close the door to the dryer

Why? Most devices function just fine with a door open. The only exceptions that I know of are microwaves, dryers, and dishwashers. If you haven't had your kid working with those before or showed them using those before then I don't think it's reasonable for them to just know it. I'll admit that I probably would've tried it but my parents encouraged me to explore and be inquisitive. So I naturally have been troubleshooting things. There wouldn't be logic behind it. I would have just been trying random things like pressing buttons again, checking the plug, and the like. But lots of parents don't encourage those values, especially for young girls.

It's called problem solving. Most people that age can figure out how to work a washing machine without any help.

Well I guess she had to learn at some point. On the bright side, she knows for the future and can help with laundry now

Yea, I thought the same. A suprising number of 15 year olds have never done laundry.

badluckalex 23

Even if they have never done it themselves I find it very hard to believe they haven't seen one of their parents doing it.

Seriously, go to the laundry room of any college in a froshling dorm during their first month or so. Tons of kids never figured out how the machines work.

JustinJK 21

Shit. I'm 22 and I've never done laundry, lol.

Not if the kid hasnt seen laundry done before.

Yup... Well let's hope she's hot cause I don't think she's going to Harvard...

hey it worked without the door for that guy eating noodles...

While that is common sense you're the one that should have taught her...

Because this definitely reflects America as a whole.

I think judging a whole country based on one person reflects more stupidity than the 15 year old in this FML.

And you can't spell dryer. How old are you?

Dryer is the actual machine that dries clothing. Drier is another form of more dry. So that means... A dryer makes clothes drier. The op used the wrong form.

SparksTheSadie 18

So? Honest mistakes happen. No need to be sarcastic.

Sarcastic... I don't think you know what that word means.