Oh, for heaven’s sake.
You lure me in every time, what with your “Real Simple” masthead, and the promise of a month’s worth of easy dinners and pull-out shopping lists. Pull-out shopping lists, for crying out loud! How could things go wrong?
But they always go wrong, don’t they, “Real Simple?” You flirt from the checkout line, claiming you’re “easy.” But when I get home? Those formerly “easy” dinners just tease me with their talk of seared lamb chops with minted spaghetti squash and shrimp pot pie with fennel.
I can see my children now, being served shrimp and fennel pie. You want it to be “Real Simple?” Build a month’s menu around the economy bag of chicken nuggets from Costco.
And then, as if the dinner menus don’t make me feel like enough of a domestic dingbat, you add this to the cover.
THE HELL? You have a cover article on “21 Real-life Laundry Strategies.”
You guys, NO ONE needs an article detailing 21 laundry strategies. That is not Real Simple. That is Real Anal. Even Martha Stewart doesn’t have 21 laundry strategies.
I don’t even know what a “laundry strategy” is. Here’s my suggestion: When you run out of clothes and find your children wearing formal wear or bathing suits to school, it is time to do the laundry.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go read the article on “10 Ways to Reduce Stress.” Because your “21 Laundry Strategies” have me in well, a lather.