When a pair of girls jeans appeared in my laundry room with a note attached to them, I was annoyed. My kids totally know better than to put their clothes in the laundry with “stuff” in/on them that cannot be washed. Paper, pens, crayons, GUM…..all hanging offenses in this household.
I ripped the note off the jeans in disgust, threw it in the trash and then went back for a second look. The note was attached with a blue satin ribbon, you should know.
What I found both amused and flummoxed me. See, the note was for ME, from the JEANS. It said,
- I am very selfish, so I can’t bathe with my friends, OR we get in a fight, and I bleed all over them.
- I hate hotness. I need to bathe with cold water or I fade and die! (Please don’t put me through that!)
- As I said, I hate hot so don’t dry me or I shrivel up and die.
Now, I was flummoxed because I couldn’t help but wonder how my daughter who has never washed a load of laundry in her life would know the proper care and attention that should be paid to her jeans. And, I was laughing because, after all, I had just received a note “from” an inanimate object, and the originality amused me.
And probably always will.