High And Dry

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The other Sun­day my wife, our two kids and me were in­vited by friends Leilani and Ed to sit at their pre­mium Leilani in­vites us to this nearly ev­ery year, and it co­in­cides with our son’s sum­mer trip home dur­ing his grad­u­ate school break.

Our daugh­ter loves go­ing to this be­cause, fash­ion. The same goes for my wife. For me it’s be­cause, lun­cheon. The only prob­lem we had this year was that our daugh­ter worked start­ing in the late af­ter­noon, so we would have to drop her off at her job on our way home.

The lun­cheon is a dressy oc­ca­sion, so she would need to bring her uni­form sep­a­rately. She is a server at a pop­u­lar Ital­ian restau­rant and has to wear a red polo shirt and black pants.

Be­fore leav­ing our house, it oc­curred to our daugh­ter that both her uni­form sets were in the laun­dry to wash. So my wife ran one set through the wash cy­cle and had it spin dry.

As the Na­ga­sawas are not known for be­ing on time, we had a rep­u­ta­tion to up­hold, and so were run­ning out the garage door to hit the road. With no time to put the uni­form in the dryer, my wife said to throw them into the back of the car and that by the time we were done with the lun­cheon, they should be dry.

The lun­cheon was fan­tas­tic, and my fam­ily had a won­der­ful time. But we had to run in order to get our daugh­ter to work on time. When we jumped in the car and left the park­ing garage, my wife picked up the clothes and found that they were still wet. Our daugh

When we hit the free­way, my wife said she had an idea. She said she would air dry the clothes by hang­ing it out of the car win­dows. She put the shirt out from the driver’s side and the pants from the pas­sen­ger side. by the closed win­dows.

I looked at my wife and said, “What are we? The Bev­erly Hill­bil­lies?” I told her to reel it back in be­cause

Af­ter a few min­utes, she did, and, lo and be­hold, the clothes were dry enough to wear.

My wife looked at me and said, “Don’t be telling me how to do laun­dry!”

I agreed and was just thank­ful that we didn’t have to dry a bra and a pair of panties. rna­ga­sawa@mid­week.com

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