Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some Friendly Advice

So I went to take the laundry out of the dryer last night and instantly noticed that something was very wrong, not only did it smell a little funky, but the inside of my dryer was covered in BLACK! Then I spotted the culprit, a BROKEN SHARPIE PEN! The ink pad stick thing that's inside the marker had come out of the pen. There was another pen in there too, but luckily it hadn't opened.

Troy has a bad habit of leaving crap in his pockets, the usual scraps of shredded paper was enough to deal with, but this really topped it off. I mean COME ON!! How do you not know you have pens in your pocket?

I began to pull out the items of clothing and each and every one was speckled with black ink. I suppose it could have been worse, thankfully I had taken out the majority of my clothing to hang to dry, but I had a few shirts in there that are completely ruined. Most of Troy's clothes that were in there were his work t-shirts and shorts, nothing too important. I don't know if he was more upset about his clothes or his broken sharpie pen.

Even though it could have been worse, I'm still really annoyed about it. My biggest concern is that once the dryer gets heated up again the ink will rub onto more clothes and I REALLY need to do some whites.

So my advice to all my other newlywed friends out there who may not have learned this lesson yet for themselves is - CHECK YOUR HUSBAND'S PANT POCKETS BEFORE YOU DO THE LAUNDRY! You could tell them to do it themselves, but the chances of that happening are very slim. I suppose it's best to learn this lesson now, as I can only imagine the things I'll discover in my children's pockets some day.

Some other measures I can take are:
1. Never let my husband/children use any type of marker or pen
2. Never allow my husband/children to use crayons
3. Never allow my husband/children to own any chapstick
4. Never allow my husband/children to have anything that could possibly ruin our laundry

Haha we'll see how that works out.

Now I ask you for some advice! What should I do about all the ink in my dryer? Is there any way I can get some of it off so it won't get on to any future laundry? Any ideas?


.Ang. said...

I bet you are glad you hung most of your clothes to dry!! GOOD JOB!! But still... What a PAIN!!! This post did make me chuckle though. Just cause you're funny.

I see nothing wrong with taking extreme measures! I support you completely! I think I've told my kids they weren't allowed to eat food any more cause they make such big messes sometimes. And I feel like I'm constantly saying "This is why we can't have nice things". Just make sure you don't punish yourself by removing all sharpies from the house completely. Sharpies are a good thing!

As for the sharpie in the dryer. I've had good luck with rubbing alcohol getting sharpies off of walls and counter tops, Hairspray is good too! (Especially for getting it off of skin)

good luck!!

salmons said...

My hubby has done the same thing! but not a sharpie luckily! i think they should check their own pants, is it not enough that we are doing their laundry! i have told luke what i find in his pockets is mine and sometimes i get lucky and find a twenty in them!

Jemaica said...

Good news! I got all the marker off! I looked it up on the internet and turns out it's not the first time someone has put a sharpie in the dryer! Anyways, Dawn Power Dissolve Spray did the trick! Came off like magic!