First of all, I'd like to point out in my own defense that this is not as simple as it sounds. When I moved in my landlord went to great pains to show me the two full pages of instructions he had posted on the wall above the washer after repeated expats had unwittingly assaulted the machine in a whole variety of ways, all of them resulting in disastrous breakages. And, to put some teeth into his warning he let me know in no uncertain terms that his patience was at an end: break it and it would be my problem, not his.
|Page one of my two sheets of posted instructions. Perfectly clear. Any questions?|
|The object of my trepidation, and my first knowing encounter with the finer points of Turkish appliance design.|