On Washing Machines

We got a new washing machine two months ago, our old, old one finally gave up the ghost.
We spent a pretty penny on it and got the most energy efficient one that Sears carried. It has been working nicely, but I discovered something interesting about it tonight.

It will take a kleenex out of a jeans pocket and wash it w/out shredding it. And the rest of the clothes are clean, too. Isn’t that amazing? They SAID our clothes would last longer if we used this type of machine. Now I believe the manufacturer and the sales weenie. Don’t get me wrong, though, I don’t really want my clothes to last longer, I’d rather buy new ones on a regular basis.
Sheets and blankets, yes. Clothes, not so much.