Friday, May 29, 2009

In Which I Put My Head in the Oven

Delivery guys, accompanied by Man Friday (and his daughter as translator), came today with the new washer.

It is NOT a washer/dryer combo. Say hello to crunchy towels and ironing almost everything.

Oh, and it flooded my bathroom after they left.

Man Friday returned, tightened something. Said to try it again. If it leaks now, it's beyond his capabilities: he'll have to call a master.

It's leaking again. It's 6:30 on a Friday night. So I don't expect anyone to come before Monday. Maybe Tuesday.

I've lost my sense of humor over this.

What really pisses me off about this, is that I feel so petty and spoiled, bitching about some appliance issues while people are losing their jobs. Their homes. I'm the Bitch Princess who can't cope with a little dirty laundry and some cat pee on the bathroom rug. I should be tougher than this.


Susan said...

There comes a time when things cease to be funny. I think you reached that time long ago. You arent demanding too much.
It would be different if there were a laudromat somewhere close.
Dirty clothes pile up,people and kitties make mesess, dont be hard on yourself. You're not camping, your in your own home.
Good luck with the next repairman.
You need the Maytag repairman to come:)

Tina in CT said...

Was your old washer a washer/dryer combo? If so, that's what they should have brought as a replacement. You have every right to be PO'ed about the leaking washing machine.

How's Crooky?

valentina said...

I agree with Tina. If your old washer was a washer/dryer combo then that is what you signed on for when your rented what is a VERY expensive apt. They should replace the combo and credit you for your inconvenience!

You are not being spoiled. You have a family to launder for and no other options. I think you should insist they take this one BACK and get you the REAL thing! You have been patient to a fault.

I think you have to make Ron fight for you on this. This is what he does for a living. Why can't he do it for you? You need him to be your champion because clearly you are exhausted from this.

We are all sympathetic to you
and don't think you are a "bitch princess" at all!

I hope you get it worked out this next week.

Send it back! xov

katbat said...

OMG - what a pain! you are not spoiled at all!! you have put up with so much crap! how long has this fiasco been going on? people on Ios Greece (population 1200)have washers - this isnt Siberia! (did I mention my MILs apartment in Siberia has a washer?)

Jen said...

Well, at least Phil Spector got what he deserved, so the day's not totally in the toilet.

Hang in there!

Tina in CT said...

P.S. Get your husband to put in a call and have them take back the crappy leaking washer and replace it the beginning of the week with a new combo washer/dryer. Enough is enough!

Ian said...

I vote with everyone else (not that you know who the heck I am but hey you did post a public blog). Let them take the washer out of your apartment and then do not let them install it back in. Tell them you need a washer/dryer combo. You did say that it was a renter's market right now in Moscow right? You are getting railroaded!

kate said...

I hate crunchy towels and underwear. And socks.

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