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The Men and the Laundry

Who said that men hate doing laundry and housework albeit, yes, every woman has their own tricks to convince a man to approach the washing machine, whether by threatening to stop cooking or hiding the TV remote, the techniques are many and varied, who by definition are very hasty when asked to do something.

Men are in minority today who take refuge in the stereotype of the Latin male clinging to outdated values, and are allergic to the laundry and unwilling to have an equal relationship with women. Gone are the days when mothers did laundry boiling laundry for hours in cauldrons and then painstakingly hand-rub it.

Indeed laundry earlier was not always a matter for the male sex and this led men like me even not knowing to turn on a washing machine as I was very reluctant with an excuse that I did not know how to put detergent or put fabric softener. That's the time to begin when my partner chipped in to make me understand the mechanism and functions properly for a perfect wash of the clothes.

Now with the Ariel matic top and front load powder I couldn’t have any more excuses and with me was my partner who showed me how easy it is to operate the washing machine. I was instructed to check the pocket or the pocket of jeans or trousers before I insert them into the washing machine and to never mix coloured garments with whites, as it would risk a real chaos of discoloured fabrics and ruining them completely. Similarly, the very dark clothes have to be washed separately.

The result was impeccable, clean and perfumed laundry and all without wasting much time, without pre-treat and without pre-wash. I would say that I passed the test watching the expressions in her face at last. Today it is hard to imagine that washing thanks to the push of a button, has become so simple, fast, convenient and delicate as we know it.

The task of doing the laundry does not end only in washing the clothes and going back to the couch, but to bend them and hang them well, to dry it properly, so that it is more comfortable iron them. Remember that he who washes clothes should not expect a medal otherwise you would be covered. But surely the smile and the kiss every time from my partner makes it all worth it.

One of the things I learned from my partner, is that she was overburdened with all the household work from cooking, washing, cleaning, taking our children to school or coaching centres, but I always say that first of all she is a woman, and as such is first of all the main protagonist of my life and at the same time, is also a human being, and not a superhero and for this reason I always thought it was not fair that the entire load of the family fall back on her.

Since then I learned to clean well, and hang the clothes well. So I passed the test. And I say THANK YOU to all who have made it possible.


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