They say that having a child changes a relationship. They fail to say that it also turns relatively hip boyfriends into domestic obsessives. Watch the video on this page, and imagine having certain phrases whispered in your ear by your beloved. Phrases like 'buy me', 'you love me', 'baby needs dryer'. All of these having to do with the product itself. Unlike the video, which seems to have very little to do with the Miele washer/dryer being sold.
I'm very much hoping not to be swayed. Not by the thought of having a washing machine in the house, which goes along nicely with my idea to clothe our daughter in cloth diapers. (Maybe my delusion? Time will tell.) But rather by the thought of spending such a ridiculously large amount of money. I've never bought a washing machine...no, I take that back, I've never bought a new washing machine, and I've never bought a dryer. Is it really worth spending more than twice as much as any other machine just because it's a brand that's known for being reliable? I have the definite idea that Thor has his heart set on this one, and nothing else will do. I just keep thinking about what else we could do with the price differential, and for that matter, if we have that kind of money at all.
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