Saturday, September 06, 2008


When you and your beloved wake up in the middle of a rainy night to have that argument about the laundry - should one of us get up to check if it's already hopelessly wet? Who should get up? Should we bring it inside even though it's soaking? Why didn't we bring it in before we went to bed? Why did you wake me up so I could go out in the rain? Couldn't you have just gotten up and gotten the laundry yourself? Are we going to have any dry underwear in the morning? -

there's a kind of anthropological comfort in knowing people have been having exactly this argument on rainy nights all over the world as long as there has been laundry.