Friday, March 11, 2016

One And Done

Do you remember last Saturday night, when I got to get all dressed up for a special event and banquet?  When I got home that night it was late, so I tossed my dirty dress in a corner of my closet and said I'd get around to laundering it later. 'Later' turned out to be Monday morning.

The cute new dress was red polyester patterned with black flocking.  The instructions on the label said to turn it inside out, hand wash it in cold water, and lay it flat to dry, so I put detergent and water in a bucket, added the dress, and started agitating with my hands.  At first the water turned slightly red, but after ten seconds it got blacker and blacker.  I finished washing the dress and dumped the soapy water out into the bathtub, then filled the bucket again to rinse the dress out.  When the wash water finished running down the drain it left a hazy black residue on the bottom of the tub.  I rinsed out the dress and dumped the water again.   This time even more residue was left behind.

Several hours later, after the dress had dried, I figured out that the residue was the flocking, which had come off of much of the fabric.  Thank goodness I still had the receipt, which allowed me to return the damaged dress to the store and get my money back.  I was really sad to see it go!

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  1. Me, too. But, you had your money's worth.

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  2. Bummer!!! It was so cute...

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  3. That was good you were able to get a refund yipes.

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    1. Yes, the customer service desk associate didn't blink an eye when I asked for my money back.

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  4. Well, you did follow the instructions ..... just curious, where was the dress made? Or more important, what was the origin of the fabric?

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    1. Good question. I didn't check and since the dress is gone I can't check.

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  5. Odd that it would say you could wash it. I've never known flocking to be washed but rather dry cleaned. You were smart to keep the receipt. I never keep receipts so I would have just tossed the dress with the admonition not to do that again.

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    1. I usually don't keep receipts, but I was concerned the weather might be way too cold for a sleeveless dress and I was prepared to return it unworn if necessary.

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  6. Oh my goodness, good thing you had the receipt.

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  7. Receipts are good to keep for a few months in my opinion. In my house they get moved from my reciept box to shredding box and then shredder. By the time they arrive at shredder i assume there is no need for them.

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    1. I used to keep EVERY receipt, but in the past few months I've started tossing ones from the grocery stores and for minor purchases as soon as I get home. I haven't been burned yet.

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  8. Art keeps all our receipts which have been life savers at times. I'm go glad you could get your money back. What a shame about the dress though.

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