The Tide© Has Turned

Yesterday my wife did a load of laundry containing a pair of my shorts that had a pen in the pocket. In the dryer the pen exploded, leading to quite the unintentional tie-dye job. It's really no big deal, and I certainly didn't blame her, but I got to wondering if a case like that went to trial, who would be convicted? I left the pen in the pocket of the shorts, but she didn't check the pockets before putting them in, and I didn't know she was going to be washing them so they weren't in the hamper. But still it was my pen and my shorts.

So if laundry-related crimes were punishable by death, which one of us would get the chair?

2 comments:

nathan said...

You know what, it's your fault because you failed to define the pen, pants, laundry, protocol. At my house my wife has defined it as thus. I am responsible for all materials in my pockets. If damage comes to those contents I am responsible. It kind of stinks for me but there isn't a death penalty for it.

Jeremiah said...

Ahh, one of the nice things about being a bachelor.. it is never my fault. Example:

Someone washes my pants who is not me: "You ruined my pants AND my pen!"

I wash my pants with pen in pocket: It looks like all my other pairs of pants...