I'm a bit rushed, it's almost time for me to leave work, but I just read a story here that reminded me of an incident from a week or two back and I forgot all about it as I had to rush out shortly after it occurred, too. And that reminded me of a second incident.
A couple of weeks ago I went to get my son's Tae Kwon Do gear for his class only to find my wife had washed it, but left it in the machine. I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before I really needed to leave to pick him up from school, so my wife tossed his uniform in the drier and turned it on. I automatically checked the temperature control and saw the dial was set to Whites-Hot (as opposed to the Colored-Warm & Delicates-Low settings) then we both went back upstairs. My wife went down to check it about 10 minutes later and called out that it was still damp and I was going to be late, so I went downstairs.
When I looked at the Drier I got angry and asked her why she'd changed the temperature Dial to Warm. Yes, it was now set to Colored-Warm. My wife looked at the dial and looked at me. I didn't touch it, she said. She even noted that she had also made sure it was set to Hot before she'd come upstairs after me. And as one we both thought of exactly the same thing.
"Leave the dials alone!" she practically yelled, and then she got embarrassed for yelling at a "ghost".
And that reminded me of another incident which occurred shortly after I'd been working out. I was taking a shower, and after washing the sweat off I wanted to cool off so I turned the temperature knob about 1/8 of a turn from where I normally set it. From off to my normal setting is about 1/4 of a turn so this new setting was about halfway between, and should have resulted in a cool but not cold shower. When almost 30 second had gone by and the temperature hadn't changed I turned and looked at the knob. Even though I'd just moved it, it was still set to exactly where I normally have it.
I changed it again then spoke up, and like my wife, I felt a little sheepish about "telling off" a ghost.
"I want to cool off," I said. "Thanks for trying to help but please don't change the knob."
Now maybe I hadn't moved the shower knob as much as I thought, but the Drier's knob? Both the wife and I noted that it was set to Whites-Hot, yet when we came back downstairs it was on Colored-Warm. With nobody else in the house I have no explanation for how that happened. The knobs are at the back of the machine. Impossible to bump, and my wife had already started the Drier when I noted the temperature. I have absolutely no logical explanation for how the Drier's temperature knob could have changed settings on its own... And maybe it didn't)
P.S. I apologize if the grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc, are not up to my usual standards. As I said, I'm a bit rushed, but I'm about to leave work where I'll pick up my son and take him to Tae Kwon Do, then tag team with my wife where my daughter's getting her hair cut, then it's home to prepare dinner, so there's a good chance I'd forget all about this if I didn't get it down and submit it Right Now!