The drying of laundry “highlights a fundamental cultural [difference] between the US and UK that I’d characterize, broadly, as a British inclination to accept things as they are, versus an American inclination to alter and change them.
“ . . . In the face of illness, loss, or heartbreak, the American insistence on looking on the bright side and fixing the problem can feel heartlessly clueless. Some things cannot be fixed.
“But some things absolutely can.”
— Corinne Purtill, Quartz, July 21, 2017
(For the record, we don't have a combination washer-dryer and have heard enough criticism to never buy one.)