Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tide you have made me sad.

In the past, I have used Tide laundry soap AND Downy fabric softener and when I pulled my laundry out of the dryer, it smelled delicious AND it didn’t cling to me like dog hair. Did I mention that it smelled delicious? You see, I like a laundry soap/fabric softener that can really smell up my laundry room. I want it to SMELL like I am doing laundry, hours after I am done. When I climb out of the pool, I want my towel to smell like it just came out of the dryer. When I crawl into bed, I want it to smell like I just washed the sheets.

Well, when I started school again, I began really multi-tasking my life. The result was on laundry day, 8 out of 10 times, I forgot to add the Downy. Which totally happens if you do loads of laundry between writing papers and reading hundreds of pages of psychology. That is when I started using dryer sheets. Because I could remember the dryer sheets. Just not the Downy. (I don’t get it either). For a while I was using the Bounce dryer sheets. The regular scent makes me sneeze so I tried the unscented and they were just bla. My laundry didn’t have that feel good, just cleaned smell. Then I tried the Bounce with Febreze and thought I had died and gone to laundry heaven. My clothes smelled good. My laundry room smelled good. I found a winning combination and didn’t have static cling! This is important for several reasons: dog hair, carpet, multiple electronic machines in my house, working on the computer day and night, dog hair, etc.

As my tale of woe would go, the local stores here in the sticks stopped carrying the Bounce with Febreze.

There was some national conspiracy against me having smell good laundry.

I tried other Bounce products but they all made me sneeze. I had to go back to the unscented Bounce and that made me and my laundry very sad. I tried the Tide with Febreze and it worked okay, but it wasn't quite the same. Then of course, when I got my new he washer and dryer, I could not for the life of me find Tide he with Febreze.

Another conspiracy, I’m certain.

About a week ago, I found that Tide now has a touch of Downy. (I don't get out much) The skies opened up and angels sang the praises of this new find. I found the solution to my prayers, Tide WITH Downy?! The best of both words, combined? Halleluiah, Halleluiah! I would never have to remember to add the Downy again? Saweet!

Except. Today was laundry day. The first day of using the new Tide with a Touch of Downy. What a downer. Really. Generally, I am a Tide girl. All Tide. All the time. Right now, I’m cranky. I just shocked myself no less than six times while pulling my static electricity filled laundry out of the dryer. Perhaps it is my own fault. I naturally assumed that I could use my new Tide/Downy combination and not have to use a dryer sheet too. Apparently I was wrong. There was underwear stuck to The Man’s tee shirts. There were lint bunnies all over my dish towels. There was static to the degree that my hair is very, very alive right now and all I did was carry the towels from the laundry room to the linen closet (and I might have cradled them on my head while I rearranged some misplaced stuff in the closet but that is totally beside the point).

The point is, I really expected more from my Tide with a Touch of Downy. Maybe they should have added a LOT of Downy or mentioned on the bottle that there was an insufficient amount of Downy so as to negate the use of a dryer sheet. I don't think that is too much to ask.

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