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You Bought a New Washer Without Telling Your Own Mother!
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Post# 1067073   4/12/2020 at 13:57 (1,076 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Post# 1067077 , Reply# 1   4/12/2020 at 14:29 (1,076 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

That's classic! Did she install it in the middle of her kitchen?

Thanks for sharing!

Post# 1067103 , Reply# 2   4/12/2020 at 17:18 (1,075 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
LOL that Mother !!

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I love how 25 leading automatic pack a box of Tide in every machine !! And on the side P&G was paying all of them to do that ! 

Post# 1067131 , Reply# 3   4/12/2020 at 20:30 (1,075 days old) by Revvinkevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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We’ve had the name wrong all these years!

The guy says it’s a “Filler-Flo washer”! 😝😝😝

Post# 1067154 , Reply# 4   4/13/2020 at 02:34 (1,075 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
"I Couldnt Get It Cleaner Myself"

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Probably for us lot it would be us buying Mother the washer ha ha..

I loved when as a kid a new box of powder came into the house or heading for "Under The Sink" in relatives & friends to see the boxes of soap powder with all the different washing machines on !!

Post# 1067189 , Reply# 5   4/13/2020 at 10:19 (1,075 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes P&G was paying

and they still pay that way. Reminded me of a work flashback. The area of a store when you enter and see the giant displays of add and sale items, or those they want to push for the week, month, or 3 day sales is called the image area. I forget if it was P&G, or the other big maker then, but it was one of them. Not Lever bros. One of our then family owned company executive relatives cut off his nose to spite his face when a rep. from that Company upset him by asking why an item wasn;t displayed in the image, or on an aisle end cap when they were paying for it. Well we didn't see that companies products displayed there for 6 months, so they obviously were not paying for it, however, who knows what the losses were by not.
Years later, at a grand opening set up which I was part of the crew for in my perishable dept., the same person didn't like the shelf set up arrangement for pickes, and swiped his hand accross the shelf full of glass jars of Heinz to the floor. Of course, again, a rep. was there. He had taken part of the space allotted for the Vlasic pickle co by mistake, he claimed.

Post# 1067210 , Reply# 6   4/13/2020 at 14:11 (1,075 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
mountains of suds

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Can't you just imagine the foamy suds that Filter Flo could whip up with high-sudsing Tide??

Post# 1067216 , Reply# 7   4/13/2020 at 15:34 (1,074 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
A Dash family, but sometimes...

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You're right, Rich. We couldn't use Tide, Cheer, etc. in our GE Filter-Flo as a kid because of the oversudsing. A couple of times I managed to get suds pushing out from under the lid and oozing down the front of the washer. That may have been more "playtime" than serious washing, but who's to say?

Post# 1067327 , Reply# 8   4/14/2020 at 13:32 (1,074 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

I wonder how many of us knew of mothers like that?!? Seriously.

"We'll paint the kitchen yellow." "You bought a washer without telling your own mother." And for getting the clothes clean..."we'll see." Oh my, my, my.
Mother probably had her own idea of what washer daughter should have. And the detergent? Horrors.

I had an aunt that was kind of like that. Overbearing.


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