Wives tend to make a fool out of themselves all the time and Eva, is an expert in that.
Last weekend, Eva's husband had assinged a task to her. To wash his work clothes, since he was working even on the weekend and so he wouldn't be able to wash the clothes by himself. Eva's husband is always good at giving perfect instructions and yet things go wrong with Eva at times especially, while performing her husband's tasks. Otherwise, things go perfectly fine when she is performing other tasks and while running errands which are concerned with home and other things.
He told her to set the machine to cotton, prewash, intensive, at 400 degrees and in cold water. Eva, plugged in the washer, switched on the main switch, set the machine as per the instructions given by her husband and when she started the machine, all the lights goes off, the machine starts beeping, and the lights under intensive, prewash, medic rinse, crease care, 1000, 800, 400, No spin, Rinse hold, cold water, hot water all the lights starts blinking and the machine never rotates. Eva, makes sure the water is on, she switches of the washer, unplugs the washer, and switches off the main switch. Now, she plugs in the washer. Again the same thing happened and the machine never rotates. She again, switches off the machine, unplugs the washer, switched on the main switch, sets the machine and starts the washer hoping that it works perfectly. Unfortunately, no luck! She switches off the main switch. Now, she reconnects the machine and starts it. For the second Time also no luck! Now, with a grim face she calls her husband at work.
When she tells him the problem, with an annoying tone he tells her "You must have done something, that's why the machine is not working". Then Eva, tries to tell him that she tried to reset the machine but her husband stops her and tells "Do as I say, first switch off the washer, then switch off the main switch, unplug the machine. Now, replug the machine, turn on the main switch, set the machine to cotton, intensive, prewash, 400 degrees and cold. Now, press the play button". Daarr, the machine starts to rotates. Now, Eva is very embarrassed and she says meekishly, that the machine is working. Then, she gets to hear this "you might have not set the machine correctly, you can't do anything properly", then hangs up.
Eva, is again thinking "why does magic happens only to him?" Or "Is he a magician himself?". When she washed her clothes two days before this incident, the machine worked perfectly fine. Eva tried the same trick as her husband suggested over the phone but, '**it happened again'.
Story and Illustration by Revathi Akshya.