In Ye Olden Tymes, when women were not pregnant, nursing, cooking, cleaning, raising children, caring for the elderly, or darning their ungrateful husband's smelly socks, they also had to wash all of their clothes by hand. I think they did this in a basin the backyard (but I don't really know, because I have always washed my clothes in a washing machine). A New York woman named Kay on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates thinks this just sounds great, which is why she washes all her clothes by hand. In the tub. While she is bathing.
I don't think I need to tell you that whatever body odor she's washing off herself is comingling with the bathtub scum and on the clothes she so proudly washes herself. And it's all to save a princely $6 a month! That's how much I spend every morning on coffee. Not every day. Every morning.
But hold onto your hat because we haven't gotten to the most mentally-ill part of this all yet: Kay also does not use toilet paper because she doesn't like spending money on things you just throw away.
Instead, when she pees, Kay rinses herself with wather from a water bottle and wipes up with paper towels. Presumably she throws those paper towels away, though, or else she is nastier than I thought. But poop! You want to know about poop! After Kay poops, she washes her down-there-parts by hand with soap and rinses off with the water bottle.
And to think, entire debates are erupting on the Internet about whether or not to use baby wipes.
Gothamist teases some of Extreme Cheapskates' other guests will include a lady who uses "personalized urine jars" and a man who "makes money by participating in medical tests." Honestly, the whole show is more sad than it is gross. These aren't moneysaving tips from Suzy Homemakers; they're mentally ill individuals who probably reuse their dental floss while they're wearing their tin-foil hat.
Although I am kind of intrigued by the guy who uses his dishwasher to do his laundry.