March 21, 2004

The dryer ate my...sponge?

I threw a couple of sponges into the wash while doing laundry this weekend, and I got back one and a half sponges. Half of one of them has disappeared without a trace. Checked the lint trap; zero green residue. Checked the washer's tub; zip fragments. Checked the entire dryer compartment; nada. Checked all the clothes while folding; nothin'.


Update: Mystery solved! It had migrated into the right leg of a pair of Mom's sweatpants, and she discovered it after wearing them all day!

Posted by Linkmeister at March 21, 2004 05:24 PM

Same thing happened to me last Thursday, only not with a sponge. I somehow lost a long-sleeve dress shirt. It was there when I started the laundry and shouldn't go into the dryer, so when I saw I hadn't pulled the shirt out to hang on the line, I unloaded the dryer. 5 times. No shirt. Checked all around the washer and dryer, including behind. Nothing. It's uncanny.

Posted by: bunny at March 22, 2004 05:48 AM

Sock heaven has diversified!

Posted by: Raye at March 22, 2004 06:46 AM

Shouldn't be a problem unless you find it attached to a large plumbing bill.

Best of luck

Posted by: cassie-b at March 22, 2004 11:51 AM

Ah yes, Cassie; I should probably check the dryer's exhaust outlet.

Raye, you think that's it? A merger between sponge and sock spiriters?

Bunny, half a sponge is one thing; an entire shirt? Weird.

Posted by: Linkmeister at March 22, 2004 02:29 PM

You're washing sponges????
Do you need money for new sponges??????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by: toxiclabrat at March 23, 2004 09:42 AM

You don't periodically wash sponges? Cleanliness is next to Godliness, doncha know? ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at March 23, 2004 09:45 AM

I put my sponges in the dishwasher. ;)

Posted by: Sue at March 24, 2004 07:50 AM