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.