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Not exactly “Vorsprung durch Technik”.

Posted by Big John on August 25, 2006

It comes from Germany and is built like a ‘Panzer’. It speaks eight languages and you need to be a ‘Luftwaffe’ pilot to understand the controls.
What is it ?
It’s our new… ‘high tech’…’state of the art’… ‘environmentally friendly… ‘all singing and dancing’…  very expensive…

……..  Washing machine !
wash-miele.jpgOK, so we half read the instruction manual and decided on a ‘test run’.
Step One…. Switch on the machine… It ‘welcomes’ us… How nice.
Step Two… Press the ‘door open’ button… We hear a ‘click’.
Step Three… Pull the door open… Nothing !… It will not budge.
We pull at it…It will not move.
We return to step one and try again… Still nothing happens.
We repeat the procedure several times.
“We never had this problem with our old machine” I hear over my shoulder.
Old Machine ??…. Hinged on the left ! Pull on the right !
Could the new machine be the opposite ?….. I touch the left hand side of the door…..It gently swings open……

…….How bloody stupid can you get ? 


5 Responses to “Not exactly “Vorsprung durch Technik”.”

  1. ginnie said

    I’m so glad I’m not the only nerd in the world when it comes to new fangled machines!!

  2. jo said

    I am about to purchase a new machine and yours looks very good. Are you allowed to tell me the make or is that forbidden – even a hint would help. Cheers.

  3. Big John said

    It’s a top quality machine Jo made by Miele. Model W 1714.

  4. rosebud said

    Got a good chuckle out of this post. Thanks for the laugh!

  5. jo said

    sorry for the delay John, but been away, thanks for the make and model, cheers, Jo.

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