A Riddle

Riddle me ree
Ridle me roh
Tell me something I want to know….

You know how impossible it is to get permanent marker out of your clothes?
I have a very pink cotton shirt that is one of my favourite shirts. It’s lightweight, cool, has sleeves to the elbows, covering my wobbling fat grandma arms but the sleeves are loose enough to move. I accidentally got a spatter of bleach on the front- so there is this little patch of bleached white pinpoint sized polka dots, but enough of them to be clearly visible. I have a hot pink permanent marker (doesn’t every-one?) and I used it to touch up each of those spots.

It came out in the very first wash. All of it. Every last hot pink mark. Easily, without strain or effort.

If I had gotten that pink marker on any other item of clothing it would have bonded to the substrate so permanently nothing but scissors would have taken it out.

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2 Comments

  1. Kim L.
    Posted July 31, 2018 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    You could try to heat set it. Mark up the shirt again and then iron it. If that doesn’t work, dip a chopstick or old toothbrush in bleach and try to make the pattern look intentional.

  2. Kara W
    Posted August 3, 2018 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like you need to get some bleach and make yourself a pink polka-dot shirt….

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