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March 27, 2006

Laundry Etiquette

My apartment building has a shared laundry room with three washers and three dryers. That means at any given time, up to 42 different people with dirty clothes could be vying for a machine. On more than one occasion I was forced to unload other people's unattended clothes. All of this is pretty typical of apartment life. On Saturday I brought two loads of laundry downstairs, only to find my downstairs neighbour loading her clothes into two of the three machines. This is one of those uncomfortable confrontations neighbours would rather avoid.

Neighbour: "Oh... how many loads do you have to do?"
Me: "Two."
Neighbour: "I have two as well..."
Me: "Well, since you were here first, I'll just take the free machine."
Neighbour: "Well... too bad. I was here first, so you're going to have to wait."
Me: "Um... that's what I said."

Luckily for me, not all my neighbours are this pleasant.

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