Monday, 16 September 2013

The Saga of the Broken Washing Machine

Basically, our machine has died. A coroner came out and declared it dead, but the funeral cannot be until Friday of this week. Then the carcass will be removed and a new one will hopefully take its place. I was a bit grumpy about it not being sooner, but this means I don’t need to take a day off of work to see the old one leave and the new one arrive. So that is something positive about it, I suppose..

 NOTE: this arrangement only works with appliances and not relatives. If you think you can just do away with your mum because she annoys you and someone will bring you a new model, you will be severely disappointed.

Here is the saga of the broken washing machine to the tune of Pop goes the Weasel.

Everyone sing along!


The washer started making noise,

There was a burning smell.

The landlord said to get it fixed

Then they’d reimburse us.


We asked around for several days

To find a good repairman.

We missed a day of work to wait

Then he gave us bad news.


The washer was so broken that

We needed a brand new one.

The landlord said to pick one out

Then they’d reimburse us.


We found a washer that we liked.

We tried for express delivery.

The soonest they could come was

Friday! That’s a week away!


The clothes are piling up so high.

We had to wash in the tub.

Tomorrow I’ll take towels to school

And use their machine.


Our only worry is that our machine is in the bathroom and the cord feeds through a hole in the wall to the plug in the kitchen. We sincerely hope this is part of the installation we have paid extra for because you don’t want us wiring the electrics! Otherwise we may have a brand new machine and not be able to use it! 


We’ll let you know how it goes on Friday!


  1. throat clearing sounds. . . . . .get rid of your mum??? I'm going to tell your father you said that, you little jerk! :-)

  2. Hehehe! I like the little ditty...