An eight-year-old boy went into a shop and picked out a large box of washing powder. The shopkeeper asked him if he had a lot of washing to do. “Oh, no,” the boy said, “I’m going to wash my dog.”
“But you shouldn’t use this to wash your dog,” said the shopkeeper. “It’s very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, he’ll get sick. In fact, it might even kill him.” But the boy was not to be stopped and carried the washing powder to the counter and paid for it.
A week later, the boy was back in the store to buy some sweets. The shopkeeper asked the boy how his dog was doing. “Oh, he died,” the boy said. The shopkeeper said he was sorry, but added,
“I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog.”
“Well, the boy replied, “I don’t think it was the washing powder that killed him.”
“Oh? What was it then?”
“I think it was the spin cycle!”