This isn't the case for me at the moment.
"In the pink" means that all the white things I washed are now PINK!
Somehow someone slipped a RED tee shirt in my pile of clothes and hid it very well. I scooped up the laundry, threw it in the wash and when the washer did her little song and unlocked itself...voila! Pink clothes!
Okay, to be perfectly honest I have to be the "someone" 'cause nobody else was here. There go my white capris, my two white shirts, and sorry, Mike...your underwear...hey, just one pair though! I tried throwing them back in the wash with chlorox but that didn't work so now I guess I have to dye them.
How long have I been doing laundry...a very long time! Hopefully next time I will carefully sort each piece. What a diabolical waste! :( boo hoo