Doubling Up

Alan invested in a second washing machine.
He anticipated halving laundry time.
Could you imagine?
Half the time!
He loaded the units and watched them whirl away.
Anticipation built.
He chugged a glass of water to calm down.
Found himself swishing the liquid round his mouth,
Emulating the motions of the machines.
After some time the appliances came to a still.
Alan set to work unloading.
Joyously slapping moist clothes on racks.
About half way through this process
Alan found himself running low on drying zones.
And he found a growing sense of disappointment from within.
A pile of wet clothes remained.
A damp scent soon filled the air.