Sri Lankan domestics never say anything, they just stop coming. My maid just stopped coming and when I finally pressed her she said I needed to get a washing machine. I was hoping to ride this one out, but I’ve run out of underwear and I have no choice. I finally caved and bought a washing machine, from Singer, ONLINE. I put the online in all caps because it’s pretty awesome. I ordered the thing in like 15 minutes on Saturday and they just delivered it today. It’s pretty awesome, this brave new world.
The holy grail – in these days of traffic and oppressive heat – is never leaving the house at all. For things such as small and large appliance purchases, this is becoming possible. Both Singer and Abans have functioning online shopping sites and anything.lk has their own store. I don’t think any man ever independently desires an appliance, but if fate thrusts appliances upon you, at least you can get them online.