Allow me to introduce you to the Evil Electric Eco-Washer:
It’s pure evil, I tell you.
I do my part to make a small impact on the earth’s environment. I recycle. I reuse plastic bags. I take the wire hangers back to the dry cleaners. Dry cleaning isn’t responsible – oops!
I would not call myself an environmentalist, but I do consider the environment in my daily activities and buying decisions. Last week, I bought a rain chain that will take the water from one of my downspouts and direct it into a flower bed instead of a drain. When it stops raining here (umpf!), it will be installed.
When it was time to replace my washing machine, I did the environmentally-responsible thing and looked for one with the Energy Star label. It was more expensive but was advertised to use less water and less energy than a regular washer.
It uses less water all right. But, it doesn’t do its job. It’s evil. I hate it. When I went to the store to make this monumental investment, the floor model must have been trained to hide its devil tail, because now that it’s brother is living in my laundry room, it’s evilness is unmistakable.
I want my old, water-hogging, energy sucking environmentally irresponsible washing machine back. There’s enough water to go around for the sake of clean clothes, isn’t there? If not, maybe I can pile my laundry on the lawn under my new rain chain.
Do you consider yourself environmentally responsible? Do you own any evil home appliances?