Appliances don’t last forever, but when my Maytag washing machine shuddered through her final spin cycle today, I couldn’t believe the end had come.
She hadn’t been ailing, so her demise was sudden, shocking. “No!” I groaned when the repairman gave me the bad news. “Ma’am, she lasted 28 years,” he told me. “You’ve got nothing to be sorry about.”
At 28 years old, she was certainly a senior citizen in a world of planned obsolescence, but I guess I had taken her for granted. And now that she’s gone, I am left high and dry with a pile of dirty clothes. READ MORE