One little funny thing that happened while my nice repairman was fixing my washing machine was a town wide (actually several towns) power outage, that occurred just as he was doing some electrical work. We didn't know it was town wide at the time and he made a trip downstairs to my breaker box just in case he caused it. We both breathed a big sigh of relief when the power came back on.
I'll be happily doing quite a few loads of laundry over the next few days, all the while giggling at a certain person who insisted that I actually broke the washing machine by being too hard on it. I think that might be pretty tough to do, don't you?