I estimate I've been doing laundry for about a quarter century. The last decade of that stretch has involved a stacked Kenmore washer-dryer wedged into a closet. It's a fairly rote operation with minimal variation. At least, it had been until Monday night when I noticed something new:
There, in the top left, a clothes-hanger icon below a triangular plastic nose, the nose practically begging to be pulled on, so I did. And voila:
An unexpectedly sturdy metal arm now protruded at my disposal. I paused to muse, "Might my mundane chore hang [pun probably intended] on the verge of some quantum leap?" I glanced from dryer unit to laundry basket and back again. My eyes took in the limited room for folding and stacking clean clothes -- few of which actually required any hangers. Clearly, the fine engineers at Kenmore had aimed too low in labeling their space-saving innovation.
"Eureka!" I should've shouted for what was it really but a strategic sock sorting rod.