Putting a red sock in with a white wash. Forgetting to take your wallet out of your jean pocket. We’ve all messed up the weekly wash once or twice.
But one man’s major mistake proved to be a step too far for his wife – who has now put him up for sale in a bid to fund the cash to replace the pair of designer trousers he ruined.
Shaming him on Facebook, the woman from Michigan posted a photo of her humiliated hubby who was left clutching her favourite pair of trousers after getting the washing machine settings slightly wrong.
The knitted trousers, which retail at about £152 from Australian brand Spell and the Gypsy Collective, were left looking the perfect size for a small child.
To make matter worse, the camel-coloured clothing is now sold out, as reported by Metro.co.uk .
In the post, his wife advertised him for around £85 for any interested buyers – but the story didn’t act as a glowing reference of his credentials and no offers were forthcoming.
It turns out he’s not the only man to see an attempted effort of goodwill backfire spectacularly, as another wrote: “My husband is also banned from washing anything of mine after washing and throwing a very expensive and much treasured silk shirt in the dryer.
Another explained how she used her husband’s own mistake to remind him of the time it didn’t go to plan. She wrote: “He did it to my favourite knit. It still hangs in my walk in robe for him to see as a reminder to never touch my clothes again.”
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