There is a strange phenomenon happening around here folks. For about a year now I have been noticing tiny and then not-so-tiny holes showing up in our cotton shirts. At first I thought it was just normal wear and tear. Then I wondered if I might have an invisible moth problem.
Then Garrett wore this shirt a few weeks back:
And it came out of the washing machine the next day looking like this:
And that’s when I began to wonder if I had razor blades in my washing machine. That shirt was completely shredded. Now I know it was pretty worn out already. Thomas doesn’t normally have red devil eyeballs. However, he shouldn’t look like he had a run in with Freddy Krueger and a hungry lion all at once.
Not long after that shirt I found a few more spots on my own shirts.
But then this happened:
Garrett had worn this Old Navy shirt just ONCE and it had been washed just ONCE. How does a hole as big as my index finger show up in a shirt worn once?
The stankhole is front and center, too, so this new back to school shirt is a goner.
I guess we can scratch normal wear and tear off the list.
Ok, so maybe there is something inside my washer causing the rips? Possibly something sharp that the clothes are snagging on as they spin past? This theory is talked about a lot over here on this website– seems I’m not the only person with this problem.
But, a snag in my washing machine wouldn’t explain this shirt– one of J’s long sleeve Polo button down work shirts. This shirt has never seen the inside of my washing machine. It goes out to the cleaners to be washed and pressed because I’m that dang lazy.
So what then, pray tell, is happening here?
Do I need a new washing machine? Do I need to call an exterminator? Buy some moth balls? Cedar balls? Amazing Dryer Balls? Do I need to check my laundry room at night and see if it turns into a boiler room?
This is getting old.
Not to mention expensive.