Monday, December 13, 2010

Detergents



Note: The brand name on the detergent box at the bottom of the picture was clearly seen as 'Ivorine' in the original photo ( but somewhat blurred here).


A Maid's Dilemma

Ivorine!
Must I try another?
They seemed all the same
But Madam's lingerie
was all tattered
The previous one was bad
A repeat tryout again?

(139 characters)

Inspired by Stony River's Micro Fiction Mondays #61

29 comments:

Jingle said...

apt mm.

Amanda Moore said...

What's a maid to do? Cute!

TALON said...

I can't help feeling sorry for that maid! Wow - 139 characters and you packed so much in it! Awesome!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! What is a maid to do??? Poor gal! Wouldn't want to be in her shoes! Great take on the pic of the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Pat said...

Oh, dear, the trials and tribulations of a laundry maid. I think Madam should bite the bullet and throw away the tattered lingerie. Unique take on this week's MM.

Peggy said...

I would hate to be a maid.
Good take on this picture, Bravo!

Madeleine said...

It should help her wash whiter than white LOL! :O)

norzah said...

Enjoyed all the three poems, bro Hank. Wish there're more poetry lovers in this country who can admire your talent. I leave it to you to woo them thru tj fb.

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Hank,
Reminds me of the brand "Dutch Baby" which grew up to "Dutch Lady" but that's for condensed Milk!

Diane said...

Back to the old washing board on this one.... :O)

Doctor FTSE said...

This is a good take on the pic.

Zuzana said...

Doing laundry can be a bit tricky at times.;))
Thank you so much for your kind visit and a lovely comment,
xoxo

Reflections said...

Tricky task that laundry can be... but shouldst thou find just the right kind for the Madam's lingerie.

Dianne said...

tattered lingerie is a problem ;)

hedgewitch said...

Wonder if she ever considered that the steel washboard might be part of the problem? Great take.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice girl to concern herself with Madam's tattered unmentionables! Good job.

kaykuala said...

Jingle - thanks

Amanda - a maid's to do what she's got to do

Talon - some do face it!, thanks

Sylvia - Madam's word the law. thanks and same to you, Ma'am!

Pat - Yes, a pity and thanks!

Sylvia Morice said...

I hope this detergent is at least soft on her hands....the poor thing.
Loved it. Have a great week. Cheers!

kaykuala said...

Peggy - it's not a chosen vocation

Madeleine - hopefully

Akhi Norzah - Your 'Moon' was great. Seeking permission to post it in my blog with credits acknowledged. Is it ok?

OP Hal - how true. yes!

Diane - that's how it is.

Dr FTSE - thanks!

kaykuala said...

Zuzana - it does, much obliged and thanks

Petrina - true, she's forced into it

Diane - it is.

hedgewitch - may be yes.

Lisa - it's a job

kaykuala said...

Sylvia M - I pray so. thanks and same to you Ma'am!

hope said...

And they say good help is hard to find...she seems dedicated. :)

KB said...

I hope it works out. Have a great week.

Susan Fobes said...

Hmm...I'm thinking the washing board is to blame!

kaykuala said...

hope, she seems so, yes.

KB, thanks

Susan, may be so.

Cheryl said...

Detergent or washboard? Methinks it's the washboard or the scrubber who's unhappy with her job.

gaelikaa said...

You just have to keep trying till you find the right one!

Brian Miller said...

can you imagine doing laundry by hand? i think all my clothes might be torn and tattered...

SouthLakesMom said...

As one who is continually searching for the "miracle" cleaner for teen clothes, I understand her dilemma!

Well done!