During this year’s series of Love Island, contestant Chris Hughes revealed that he often wears his boxers three days in a row because he didn’t know how to use a washing machine.
Most Brits take for granted the fact that they know how to work the washer, and may be horrified to hear that the 24 year-old frequently stews in his undies for so long.* But new YouGov Omnibus data shows that Chris is far from the only young person who doesn’t know how to perform basic household tasks.
I grew up on a farm, so learning how things work was a fact of life. To not know how to wash clothes is pretty sad. Although my wife doesn’t really approve of my laundry technique, which is, when the hamper is full, that’s a load.