Woman Loses Mind in Appliance Store

Headline News: Local Woman Loses Mind in Appliance Store Story Goes Viral: Public Up in Arms.

Interview of Accused: Deposition #666 October 31, 2015.

In her own words the defendant, Mary Ricksen, describes her experience and the shocking reason for her arrest. Charges pending arraignment. Mrs. Ricksen had to stop several times to compost herself. The involvement in such a horrific incident causes her emotional distress. She asks that you bear with her.

“We needed a new washer. Now I say that with some distress, as the washer was just three years old. It was a top of the line Whirlpool. They claimed the capacity to wash sixteen pair of heavy jeans the tub was so big. It had fancy led lights and lots of settings.

The Whirlpool, I have to add, was the washer we bought to replace a Maytag that had been in the house for an easy twenty five years; honest! But the Maytag of today is not really made by Maytag. So their reputation, I have learned from another appliance incident, they’re not what it used to be. I kinda wish I would see the Made In Japan labels we used to complain about.

So, after the Whirlpool broke, the insurance returned our money. They said it was too costly to fix. Hmmm. Anyhow, we looked at the new machines, which by the way, don’t have center agitators in the top loaders anymore. The tub looked huge and it was all shiny and new and expensive. And when I got it home and used it I found out the clothes don’t get clean. I saw a commercial on TV that said the new washers need more soap. So you had to use the tablets, (FYI powder did not completely dissolve). The economy money saving machine took two hours to wash. And every time it spins it goes out of balance. So I can’t leave while it’s running. My brand new Samsung washer sounds like this, swish, swish. My old one went SWISH, SWISH, SWISH, SCWISHHHH. How can it clean when it barely moves?

Well in all my frustration, hair pulling, buyer’s remorse, fury, not to mention dirty clothes!!! I happened to be watching a commercial for a new washer. (I kid you not about this.) It advertised a removable scrubber, which you can manually scrub your clothes with before you use the washer. Are you freaking kidding me?? That’s when my mind just plain blew. That is all I remember after I arrived at the store, until I woke up in handcuffs. I heard muttering about the Incredible Hulk by one of the police. I hope they were joking. My husband said the store was not going to make me pay for the damages, they have insurance. And he is upset that he will have to do his own laundry for a time.”

Interviews Comments: Witnesses say that as she was driven away in the police car, she was pulling her hair and screaming. “They’re still dirty. What is this, the stone age?” And other nonsensical comments. One can only hope that there are commercial washers in the institution she will be sequestered in. This interviewer wonders what is up with this situation. No agitators in washers, are we reverting. Have the appliance makers lost their minds. No dryers in dish washers, they steam dry now? No heating the oven to clean it, it uses steam. Wondering what has happened to the designers of our appliances, must consider that the defendant, might just be innocent for losing her mind in the appliance store. Our purchases are not the quality they used to be.

Disclaimer; Any and all comments are the personal opinion of the victim of the dish-washer fiasco.

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11 Responses to Woman Loses Mind in Appliance Store

  1. marymarvella says:

    I really sympathize! Shopping for appliances and learning to use new ones requires an interpreter and an advance degree!


  2. Hywela Lyn says:

    Had to chuckle at this – it’s true though, they don’t make appliances like they used to!

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  3. Debby Grahl says:

    Oh my God, Mary, this is so me! I have a Whirlpool washer that I hate! I had a twenty-year-old Kenmore that still worked. When we moved, I decided to get a new frontload washer and dryer. Big Mistake! It takes twice as long to wash clothes, there’s no water, you can’t just wash a couple of things or they come out soaking wet. You can’t presoak anything. Within two years, I’ve had to replace the rubber seal twice. Liquid detergent runs out onto the floor. I’d sure like to tell Whirlpool where they can put their appliances!

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  4. Josie says:

    LOL! This is all so true. And don’t even get me started on trying to work our DVD player and television. (This requires 4 remotes!)

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  5. bethtrissel says:

    This is hilarious Mary. I love it.


  6. Haha, this is hilarious – and very, very troubling! What is wrong with these manufacturers? They have something that works just tine for decades, but oh, let’s change it to make it pretty and slick and cool. Does it work? Oh, it’s supposed to work? Argh!!!!


  7. Mary, I so feel your pain. I bought a newfangled front load machine about 7 years ago. The price was astronomical! I hated it! It smelled terrible and made the clothes smell terrible. When we bought the new house I bought a new Kenmore washer and dryer. I’d had a Kenmore for about 25 years before I bought other brands and never liked any of them. The new Kenmore hasn’t lived up to expectations either! They just don’t make them like they used to! And don’t get me started about dishwashers! Mine sounds like a jet taking off and runs for two hours! It is barely three years old. Yep, that old made in Japan is beginning to sound good to me too!


  8. lillygayle says:

    Too funny! And also a bit scary. I sincerely hope my 2006 Frigidaire Washer, 2001 Whirlpool dryer, 2005 Frigidaire dishwasher, 1997 Whirlpool refrigerator, and 2011 Kenmore oven never break because I don’t want any newfangled appliances!


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