Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Men and Laundry

This past Sunday, our research department did a big data study (involving over 2,000 people) on men doing laundry at home. The results were fascinating:

1. In stark contrast to most of them doing their share of all other household tasks, almost no married men do laundry at home. Some hate doing it. Some simply refuse. Some women believe that men do not know how to do laundry correctly. Some women think men do not know how to operate the washer and dryer. Some men have said they do not know and cannot learn how to operate the washer and dryer. [Compare The Jewish Prince Routine from Nora Ephron's Heartburn]

2. If you put a 60" 4K television with a comfortable sofa and coffee table into the same room where you have the washer and dryer, both men and women will dub the room a "man cave" and refuse to call it "the laundry room" and will laugh if you call it "the laundry room."

3. Many women believe that they might be able to have men do the laundry if their laundry room were re-vamped as such. Many more women believe they would enjoy doing the laundry much more if their laundry room had a television in it. Our research department was unable to figure out why such beliefs were held given that no one sits and watches the washer and dryer in action anyhow.

Note: The director of our research department, who was hands-on in conducting this research, does at least half, if not more, of the laundry in his house, and thoroughly enjoys doing so. Indeed, he would do more if his wife did not insist she had "my special way" for doing certain laundry items.

No comments:

Post a Comment