In the basement of Casa de TTE, there are four washing machines.
Over the weekend, one of the washing machines went on the blink. Then on Monday, the company that owns the machines replaced the broken one. But there’s a catch. The new machine costs $0.25 cents more per load!
I can tell you I have no intention of paying $1.50 for a load of washing. But what about my cohabitants?
Will the more expensive machine be ignored like the vanilla flavour in a tub of neapolitan ice cream? Or, will the more expensive machine be used preferentially because people assume it will deliver a better wash?
I have devised a plan to find out. I will leave a (clean) sock in the more expensive machine. If I check on the status of the sock a few times each day, I will get a rough idea of how frequently the machine is used.
What do you think will happen?
PS. I just went down stairs to put my sock in the washing machine and it is the only one full of clothes… Go figure!