Yesterday afternoon, while in the throes of ironing, I call my friend Tiffani only to discover that she is in the throes of folding laundry. A nice conversation ensues and we talk about a million different things like usual, and then we may our way back to our mutual task of housework, or more specifically, laundry and get into a nice debate about laundry soap.
"I'm so in love with Tide with Febreeze! It smells so good I want to drink it!" says Tiffani.
"I know. My whole goal in life is to be able to afford Tide on a regular basis and not feel guilty about buying the 80 load box when I could really buy the 140 load box of Arm & Hammer for the same price," I reply.
"At least Arm & Hammer isn't as bad as Sun detergent," she tells me. "Whenever I see someone with that in their cart I want to stop and set them straight."
"Really?" I say. "I didn't know that Sun was that bad."
"Well, Lindsay looked it up on Consumer Reports and found that it's the second worst detergent to buy."
I'm sorry, WHAT?
I was always taught that it was wise to consult Consumer Reports when making a bigger purchase, say a refrigerator or washing machine. Little did I know that I needed to consult it when determing what detergent to put into the washing machine. You learn something new everyday.
After I made fun of Lindsay for another four or five minutes we got off the phone and went back to our laundry duties. Sorry, Lins, but if you don't want people to know about stuff like this then you have to slowly back away from Consumer Reports. But before you do, can you tell me what was the WORST detergent to buy? I want to make a mental note so I can set everyone straight at WinCo.