Friday, September 02, 2011

The Trout

Last year, Husband and I bought a new washer and dryer set. After doing some research, we chose Samsung because they ranked highest in customer satisfaction and service, and they look great in the laundry room.

They operate as I expected, but what I didn't expect was the chime that comes at the end of the cycle to tell you the machine has finished. The washer and dryer don't just ding or buzz. They play an entire song that I have come to enjoy so that I don't open the door until the final note. Silly, isn't it?

Maybe it's not so silly. Maybe it's nice to have a machine that does something as daily-chore-like as washing and drying clothes do more than ding. It's nice to have a machine that sings to you, that offers a melody to let you know it's time to fold the clothes. I wouldn't mind if more machines in my house communicated with me through melody.

The washer and dryer play a tune based on Schubert's "The Trout." I'd like it if my oven sang "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked A Cake." My coffee maker could chime "Java Jive." I absolutely hate the Toast Song, but it might be nice if my toaster chimed "Minuet In G" or some sweet tune that would be great to hear first thing in the morning.

This isn't a video of my own machine, but this is the song I hear when I do laundry. It lightens the load.


dive said...

I so want a musical washing machine! Mine just flashes a light at me.
On second thoughts, having watched the video, I'd probably smash the thing with a sledgehammer after a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

I own a Samsung Washing Machine which plays tha very same song, it was a pleasent surprise the very first time i found out that the machine did that. I reckon that it adds a touch of humanity to the thing. however I'm dying to know why did samsung choose that song??

Anonymous said...

Thank you for solving this mystery for me. Love your suggestions for other appliance tunes. :)

Julie Winters said...

Die Forelle by Franz Schubert!? How did they pick this one? Was there a Schubert fan in the design department. It's cute. You can make up your own song. There should be a contest sponsored by Samsung.

Anonymous said...

takes me back to my school days and I love it, the suggestions for other appliances are funny, thank you for the information could not think of the name so one little irritation removed.

Anonymous said...

I bought a Samsung washer last year which I love. Yesterday I purchased the dryer and the salesgirl couldn't tell me if it played the tune. So I think my question has been answered. I just hope it does. Tammy

Anonymous said...

I thought it was All Things Bright and Beautiful and that Samsung were trying to convert me to God on the sly so found it a bit "disconcerting" in that sense. The two tunes are very similar.