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Thursday, February 19, 2009

To Stink or Not to Stink?

Jack washed my winter parka earlier this week, because, as he so delicately put it, "you look like you work at Jiffy Lube". You'd think I could wash my own, and you'd be right, but Jack tends to feel a greater sense of urgency as it pertains to cleanliness, as it were. So anyway, he washed my Jiffy Lube parka, and then returned it in a plastic bag the next day.

Last night I opened that plastic bag and decided that clearly he had put the jacket in there without fully drying it, resulting in a "damp" smell - you know the kind, right? I made him smell it and he detected nothing (or CLAIMED to detect nothing), so I let it go, even though I was pretty sure it was stinky. Later in the evening I felt a little bad for accusing him of doing an inadequate job while doing a favor for me, so I texted him, "I'm sorry I said my coat smelled. It doesn't. Thank you for washing it."

His reply?

"I figured out what probably smelled funny to you: cleanliness. :-)"

Sadly, I think he has a point. Either that or he's trying to make me stinky to deter all my other suitors? Tough call.

8 comments:

Chief Rock Chef said...

Aw, poor Jill!

I am also a bit worried that Otis might be affected if you start smelling different! :-)

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Cleanliness is close to godliness.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess Jack only knows of two ways! Jiffy Lube Parka or Stinky Mildew Parka. I suppose he thinks as long as it's "clean-looking", it doesn't have to smell good. ; )

-ForeverAnon

Lil' Woman said...

Good for you Jill...your clean and non-stinky :)

amindinmotown said...

If he's trying to keep other fellas away, that's a good sign, ha. He wants you all to himself.

:Insert AWW here:

Glad you're all clean again, ha.

Luvvie (aka Queen IG) said...

LMAO!! The smell of fabric sheets may be jarring to someone who previously smelled like a mechanic lol.

I'm with Jack. And AAAWWWWW!!

surviving myself said...

It's a clever plan by him really, marking his territory under the guise of caring about you.

Well done Jack.

Jack and Jill said...

CHIEF - I think he's starting to prefer Jack as well...uh oh.

BLOB - That's what my granny says too.

ANON - I think I preferred Jiffy Lube parka!

LIL WOMAN - I am trying!

MINDI - Good point. AWW!

LUVVIE - Haha.

SURVIVING - You should try it with Ari.

-JILL