Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Better than Shout

You may recall my fairly recent post about my nephew’s stained jeans….the ones he purchased that way….the interesting new fad among teenagers. Well someone forgot to clue my domestic worker, Lizzy into this new look.

After a time or two of wear, Matthew threw the jeans in the wash. Obviously unaware of Lizzy’s incredible ability, regardless of flaw, to return clothing to their original look. It might be appropriate to insert here that Lizzy is better than Shout or any other stain removal agent I’ve come across.

I’ve witnessed a bloodstained once white t-shirt dismissed as garbage returned to its pearly color without a trace of blood. Ground in stains from an active 5 year old boy consistently removed. Even the freshly self-painted mural of makeup that my 2 year old decided to draw on her apparently dull khaki pants completely removed. I don’t know how she does it but stains don't have a fighting chance when she is at the wash basin.

When the jeans were returned to Matthew they were not only pressed and folded they were also CLEAN…rid of any and all stains. I wish I could have captured the expression on his face when it hit him that his new look truly had a new look.

Chalk this one up as reason #52 of why one should not pay good money for purposely stained jeans, especially with Lizzy around!

15 comments:

nickernoodle said...

I would have LOVED to have seen his face! How did she do it and can you share her with me?!

Anonymous said...

That is just too funny. Good for Lizzy! Yes, I would have loved to see the expression on Matthew's face as well as the dollar signs flashing across his eyes.

Mom

Lisa H said...

That is hilarious!! I love it!

Maybe she should share her stain removing tips with us--I know I could use them! :)

Anonymous said...

Better yet, get an agent and sell the idea to Tide or All or somebody!

gaylafriend said...

That is excellent! When Mick went to SA he took a pair of jeans that we had truly given up hope on- stained and nasty. I figured he would wear them in Africa, then bring them home to be thrown away- not even worthy of giving to charity. BUT... the village woman who did his laundry brought them back to life! Like NEW! They are now his BEST pair of jeans! (made me feel like a bit of a laundry-loser... but oh well!) :-)

Jane-Jane said...

lol! Matthew's face must have been priceless!

ancient Chinese secret I'm assuming!?! Am I dating myself in that commercial?!?

Now Lizzy is one that we should clone! You would not have to worry about support for any missionaries for the rest of time.

Just Mom said...

BAH hahahahahahahahahaha... Boy, she's good.

Beth said...

Okay that is totally hilarious! Such could use Lizzie's secrets on some carpet stains around here!: )

Penless Thoughts said...

Now that is an amazing thing!!!
Susan

Sohailah said...

oh MAN!! that is So funny and I NEEDED the laugh. thank YOU!

Karenkool said...

BAHAHHHhhhhhaaahh ROFL! That just totally cracks me up!

Heidi Jo said...

unbelievable. does she come in a bottle form? or better yet a stick?

Dawnelle said...

That is so funny!!

(Does she happen to know how to get pen marks out of nice pants?)

Karenkool said...

A bloodstained t-shirt?? Oooh the drama, ooohh the intrigue. So where'd you bury the body--or should I say... where'd you have Lizzy, the domestic worker, bury the body?

michelle f said...

She won't reveal any of her "African remedies" because than she woudl not need a job anymore eh? Oh, who am I kidding of course she would...I love having her around--my life is much cleaner with her in it. :-)

Karen I should have known that you would comment on the bloodstained t-shirt. The "body" is mounted on our wall; the poor thing fell victim in a hunting excursion and the hunter got a little messy getting the carcus into his truck. :-)