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Just finished pulling my laundry from the dryer. Today's laundry included t-shirts and jogging pants. Don't get the wrong impression...I do not jog, they're just comfortable to wear at home. In fact, after 67 years on the planet...I've arranged my life in such a manner that I also don't have to run...for any reason. Running is for children and those wishing ankle, knee and hip problems when they get my age.

7 pairs of black jogging pants and 10 black t-shirts. I use Einstein's theory and practice that if you always wear the same thing, you never have to waste time trying to figure out what to wear when you get up in the morning.

Anyway...to the point. I'm usually pretty good at understanding things and troubleshooting problems. I got paid bunches of money for it in my younger years...but I'm at an impasse to understand this ongoing phenomenon. That being...that when my jogging pants go into the washing machine, the pockets are on the inside of them. When they come out of the dryer...all the pockets are on the outside. Every pant...every pocket...every time.

I'm not sure exactly which of these two machines are the culprit - as I don't check the pants as I grab a bunch from the washing machine and toss them in the dryer. I suppose I could check the next time to narrow it down...but I'm actually afraid I might be presented with a deeper mystery, like some pant pockets get turned inside out in the washing machine...and the dryer, in concert, finishes the rest off in some type of "Twilight Zone" scenario leading up to "The Rise Of The Machines"!

No t-shirts...ever. They haven't figured that out, thank goodness. It's bother enough to have to reverse the dang pockets as I fold them and put them away. Having to turn the t-shirts outside in would really screw with my time schedule...for after all...a man wearing all-black "comfy's" must have a tight schedule! :rolleyes:
 

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You're lucky.. mine get the blouses too and it really tics me off cuz I'm trying to get them on hangers before they all wrinkle.
Mine don't care for socks, but they do seem to like to eat the occasional pair of panties.
 

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Figures ;)
 

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Okay I actually saw an article on this phenomenom this past weekend. It has to do with how the clothes are sewn together. If you think about it, the way we wear clothes is inside out compared to how they are sewn. The seams are the point I am referring to here. Now, when we throw clothes in the washer and dryer, they are being jostled around for over an hour. This causes them to want to return to the same state they were in when they got sewn together.
I hope this helps out! Another example of my vast stores of useless knowledge.
 

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You're yankin' my chain, right? ;)
That is what the "smartest woman in the world" claimed in her weekly column in the Parade. It looks like it must have been an old copy of the paper I picked up but here is the article.
 

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As I loaded my washer today it occurred to me that I turn a lot of my clothes insideout, just to keep them from getting worn-looking. Y'know how fabrics often look "newer" on the inside after you've worn them a few years? (and I wear mine until they fall apart.) Part of that wear is the friction against other pieces in the washer & dryer. Denim is especially apt to do this and I wear a LOT of denim. (no, not dungarees on this fat butt . . . long denim dresses! :rolleyes:)

(okay, now I'm finished feeding the bears . . . :D)
 
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Dang! You're right! I just looked on the inside of my t-shirt and it's blacker than the outside. Since I don't wear t-shirts with logos, I can just wear them all inside-out from now on and they'll be just like new. Too cool...:cool:
 

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Dang! You're right! I just looked on the inside of my t-shirt and it's blacker than the outside. Since I don't wear t-shirts with logos, I can just wear them all inside-out from now on and they'll be just like new. Too cool...:cool:
Its almost like Shanny just gave you a gift!
 

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Dang! You're right! I just looked on the inside of my t-shirt and it's blacker than the outside. Since I don't wear t-shirts with logos, I can just wear them all inside-out from now on and they'll be just like new. Too cool...:cool:
Only if they don't have a pocket . . . my better half prefers pocket-Ts. :rolleyes:
 
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Some of mine have a pocket...but I don't use it. Although...now that the pocket will be on the "inside", I might just use it to stuff something in...as a conversation starter.

"Have anything in your pockets that might stick me, Mr. Boone?"

*In my Stewie Griffin voice:* "Um, I don't know, Mr. Officer, why don't you stick your hand in there and find out, huh, why don't ya'?! Why don't ya'?!!"

THUMP! :faint:
 

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Some of mine have a pocket...but I don't use it. Although...now that the pocket will be on the "inside", I might just use it to stuff something in...as a conversation starter.

"Have anything in your pockets that might stick me, Mr. Boone?"

*In my Stewie Griffin voice:* "Um, I don't know, Mr. Officer, why don't you stick your hand in there and find out, huh, why don't ya'?! Why don't ya'?!!"

THUMP! :faint:
Off topic I know but the only voice from that show I can do is the perverted old man. Not something to brag about.
 
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