A functional specification (sorta) for snagging laundry detergent

Email to the GG today, lightly edited:

— Last summer I bought a small container of laundry detergent to take up to the moominbeach for laundromat use.

— There is NO WAY I could use up even a small container of laundry detergent in two trips to the Lockview Up North Laundromat.

— So I didn’t use it up last summer.

— I think I took it to HL in the fall or whenever.

— It doesn’t work in our washer because our washer uses high efficiency detergent.

— It DOES work at HL.

— If the detergent I bought is still at HL, please snag it and we could take it to LBK (and then the moominbeach this summer, I guess).

— I can’t remember what *kind* of detergent it is, just that it was not one of those BIG jugs that people [appropriately!] buy for HL. Don’t bring one of those home. We don’t want it here and we don’t want to schlep it to LBK.

— If you can’t find something that resembles what I’m talking about, do NOT remove any laundry detergent from HL. We will buy some elsewhere.

— A risk? If the laundry room at LBK has a high-efficiency washer, our detergent will be useless and we’ll have to buy some elsewhere.

— Worst case scenario? We will have *two* small bottles of laundry detergent that won’t work in The Landfill washer but will work at HL and the Up North Laundromat. I *think* that is a win…

Did that make sense?

4 Responses to “A functional specification (sorta) for snagging laundry detergent”

  1. isa Says:

    oh my goodness.

  2. Sam Says:

    I’m tracking you….

  3. jane Says:

    I think you need to keep in mind that detergent of both varieties will be available for purchase at your destination if needed.* reminds me of the time I was obsessing about getting a small tube of toothpaste before a flight. before someone reminded me that they sell toothpaste in California, and I didn’t need to run out late that night. right – don’t make the problem any harder than needed, there might be a very simple solution.

    *and yes, I appreciate not wanting to have to waste any time going to the store at your destination. but still.

  4. Margaret Says:

    Even washing clothes is getting too complicated for me! Ack!!