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Do You Know How to Use a Washing Machine?

Living 2011/07/18 18:19:05
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Washing machines really aren't that difficult to use, guys. We promise.

Still, according to a recent survey, about one fifth of British men have no clue how to use one.

A spokesperson for npower hometeam, Joan Coe said: "It's incredible to see that stereotypes still prevail in some households with men confused by washing machines and cookers in the kitchen."

The study showed that a fifth of women, on the other hand, had trouble with things like wireless routers and computer-related technology.

The survey was limited to the U.K., so that's where we come in.

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  • logan48227 2011/07/18 18:39:32
    Men: Yes
    logan48227
    +8
    Any man who's lived alone before & doesn't know how to wash his own clothes is not a man at all.

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  • shinnis Loverof... 2011/07/19 04:10:19
    shinnis
    +1
    use them to dust with first...then pitch them. Otherwise you will have a basket full of socks...bugging you to darn them...and you'll always feel like your not doing your job as long as they are staring you in the face. Been there, done that..pitch them.
  • Loverof... shinnis 2011/07/19 04:14:45
    Loverofcountry
    Sounds like good advice, thanks:)
  • Indy 95 2011/07/19 02:21:02
    Women: Yes
    Indy 95
    +1
    of course duh
  • shinx 2011/07/19 02:14:36
    Women: Yes
    shinx
    +2
    I've been washing clothes all day. =.='
  • dm shinx 2011/07/19 06:42:39
    dm
    You too. I don't mind it. I actually enjoy it. When I'm at the laundry mat I either bring my pc or listen to music. Make the time go by really fast.
  • Jason 2011/07/19 01:58:17 (edited)
    Men: Yes
    Jason
    +1
    Yes, I'm a big boy, I wash my own clothes, thanks . . .

    boy wash clothes man washing clothes
  • Paradox25 2011/07/19 01:56:49
    Men: Yes
    Paradox25
    +1
    I've been doing my own wash since I was a teen. I have nobody else to do my wash for me, cook my food or clean my house so I better know how to do these things, lol.
  • Steph 2011/07/19 01:56:03
    Women: Yes
    Steph
    +2
    How can you NOT know? Unless you're still a kid, it's kind of an essential skill to have.
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/07/19 01:55:40
    Women: Yes
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Im the only allowed to use the machine here. The last time someone else used it bleach ended up in the wrong place and colors got onto whites. It was not something that needs to happen again.
  • Beccy 2011/07/19 01:34:47
    Women: Yes
    Beccy
    +1
    It's a no brainer
  • the fuze 2011/07/19 01:06:41
    Men: Yes
    the fuze
    +2
    Silly Brits... of course with all of the cross-dressing they do, they probably just through it in with their wives' laundry, right???

    ...Wait ...What???

    What do you mean Monty Python doesn't reflect everyday British life???
  • zooted 2011/07/19 01:04:19
    Men: Yes
    zooted
    +2
    Anyone know the difference between a woman and a washing machine?
  • Chi~Cat 2011/07/19 01:03:44
    Women: Yes
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    Yepper...lol...where's the softener, damnit?!!!

    yepper lol softener damnit old fashioned washing machine
  • Beanybudd 2011/07/19 01:02:19
    Women: Yes
    Beanybudd
    +4
    My mom taught me when I was just in elementary school. Then I had to do my own sometime in middle school. Just like how as soon as I hit 90 pounds, I had to mow our 2 acre yard. Sad how I had to do man work back when little girls still played with Barbies and there are men out there who don't even know how to do these trivial things still.. all you do is turn a few knobs.
  • Death On Two Legs 2011/07/19 00:47:11
    Women: Yes
    Death On Two Legs
    +2
    Mom had to teach me -_-
  • Ruger 2011/07/19 00:41:52
    Men: Yes
    Ruger
    +2
    I've been washing clothes since 12.Sister had me wash her work uniforms for her.
  • Jessica 2011/07/19 00:35:04
    Women: Yes
    Jessica
    +2
    I do most of the laundry. I recently showed my brother how to use the washer and dryer. Whether he remembers or not, we'll see that when he leaves home. My dad also knows how to use the washer. We don't let him use the dryer though because he shrinks things =\
  • Darth Bane - Libertarian 4 ... 2011/07/19 00:28:05
    Men: Yes
    Darth Bane - Libertarian 4 Life
    +1
    As a 28 year old male, I know how it is to wash my own cloths. I've been doing it since High School.
  • TasselLady 2011/07/19 00:01:31
    Women: Yes
    TasselLady
    +3
    Yep!!! If I didn't I wouldn't have any clean clothes!!!!! yep clean clothes Era  detergent
  • La 2011/07/18 23:50:51
    Women: Yes
    La
    +2
    Of course I do. That being said, many are quite different. The first time I used my boyfriend's, I got him to show me because I'd never used a front-loader and was confused about where the washing powder should go.
  • LucyLucero 2011/07/18 23:49:45
    Women: Yes
    LucyLucero
    +3
    I wash all the clothes in the house.
  • ILuvMonkeys 2011/07/18 23:36:44
  • sky blue pink - American 2011/07/18 23:29:00
    Women: Yes
    sky blue pink - American
    +2
    Yeap, put laundry soap in the cup, ten quarters, and we are gone for a good 45 minutes.
    Have a good one !
  • gambittgreygoose 2011/07/18 22:40:23
    Men: Yes
    gambittgreygoose
    +3
    Some of the controls on the new computorized ones are like the control panel in the cockpit of a jet plane. But once I figure them out then all is a go. Clean duds.
  • Bobby 48 2011/07/18 22:39:22
  • Ca(RAWR)ie 2011/07/18 22:38:42
    Women: Yes
    Ca(RAWR)ie
    +3
    I had to start learning at the age of six!! All by myself. :( my sister still hasn't learned and she's 14!
  • La Ca(RAWR)ie 2011/07/18 23:53:39
    La
    +3
    Yeah, I only recently taught my sister and she is 15. What /should/ be simple is deceptively complicated, thanks to our bitch of a machine. Even ignoring the other things she did wrong though, she actually forgot to put any washing powder into the machine >.> I was not impressed.
  • MissJo 2011/07/18 22:38:20
    Women: Yes
    MissJo
    +4
    It's not rocket science...
  • ♥əmma~*In Padfoot I trust*~♥ 2011/07/18 22:34:06
    Women: No
    ♥əmma~*In Padfoot I trust*~♥
    +4
    I'm still in high school, and my dad's showed me how to a couple of times but I've really just forgotten. Can't imagine it'd be too difficult though...
  • PostmasterOfDystopia 2011/07/18 22:25:10
    Women: Yes
    PostmasterOfDystopia
    +4
    If you don't know how to use a washing machine you're either amish or pathetic.
  • La Postmas... 2011/07/18 23:54:23
    La
    +3
    O:

    Or very young.... :P
  • Karl 2011/07/18 22:17:26
    Men: Yes
    Karl
    +2
    And cook! I'm expected to do both so, I learned a while ago.
  • CMac 2011/07/18 22:05:57
    Men: Yes
    CMac
    +2
    Of course
  • Dennis 2011/07/18 22:03:40
    Men: Yes
    Dennis
    +4
    It was hard at first cause i threw away the instructions and wouldn't ask anyone for directions
  • Drachen 2011/07/18 21:55:59
    Men: Yes
    Drachen
    +2
    When a woman isn't in the kitchen, she's doing laundry.
  • runningintriangles 2011/07/18 21:49:44
    Women: Yes
    runningintriangles
    +2
    My dad taught me how when I was a kid. It's a handy skill to have.
  • Sheled Umlal 2011/07/18 21:49:10
    Men: Yes
    Sheled Umlal
    +2
    I'm glad to not be part of that fifth!!
  • ronbo51 2011/07/18 21:42:22 (edited)
    Men: Yes
    ronbo51
    +3
    a dishwasher, vaccuum cleaner, dust mop, wet mop, and i cook!

    occasionly i bring coffee to wife in bed on some saturdays when she is tired/ and i am up early.

    i dont do dusting thingy well. i dont do it as often as i should am told.

    but we share most of household chores. after i tend to my veggies. which is not same timing as her some times. dusting thingy told share household chores veggies timing times man cooking jambalaya dusting thingy told share household chores veggies timing times cajun alligator sauce piquant
    if i forget a recipe. got a backup plan!!!!
  • pyromaniaticwhale17 2011/07/18 21:42:21
    Women: Yes
    pyromaniaticwhale17
    +2
    We all need to learn at one point or another.
  • Charles Perrin 2011/07/18 21:41:45
    Men: Yes
    Charles Perrin
    +3
    If you have enough money and the instructions inside the lid of a coin operated washing machine and the back of a box of detergent, you too can go to the laundromat!

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