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Washer and Dryer

I recently moved out of my old apartment and into a new one. The new place is more expensive, but it comes with perks like a balcony, dishwasher, and a washer and dryer. I haven’t had the luxury of my own washer and dryer for over seven years. I had to go to a Laundromat that was three blocks away from my house every couple of weeks. My laundry routine consisted of skating to the Laundromat, dumping all my clothes into one washing machine instead of separating them by color because it costs eight quarters to run each one, then skating back home for thirty minutes, then skating back to the Laundromat, throwing my clothes into the dryer and putting five quarters into dryer, then skating back home for thirty minutes, then skating back to pick up my laundry, then going back home to fold it. It would take over an hour, cost over three bucks, and take traveling over eighteen blocks just to do one load of laundry. Now I can walk halfway down the hallway to do my laundry. And I can separate my colors and delicates. And I don’t have to worry about forgetting it or people stealing my clothes. And I can save my quarters for gumball machines again. Life is good, all thanks to the washer and dryer in my new apartment.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Forgetting to Add Detergent

Today is laundry day. I don’t have a washer or a dryer so I have to trek three blocks to the closest Laundromat. Going to the Laundromat requires planning ahead. You have to make sure you grabbed all your dirty clothes, that you have enough quarters, and you can’t forget to bring detergent and dryer sheets. You have to be prepared. And I always am, but I was off my game today. I got to the Laundromat with no problems. I put my clothes in the washer, plunked the right amount of quarters into the slot, pressed the preferred temperature button, and the machine roared to life. I had thirty minutes to kill, so I went across the street to the convenience store to buy a celebratory Red Bull and some snacks. While I was purchasing my items, it suddenly dawned on me that I didn’t put any detergent in. Forgetting to add detergent is like washing your hands without using soap. It looks like productive but it’s not doing anything. Luckily I realized that I was a dumbass within ten minutes, so I went back to the Laundromat and threw in the detergent. The machine didn’t even cut off when I opened the lid, so I didn’t have to add another quarter. At least I didn’t have to pay extra for my stupidity.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

 

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Forgetting About Your Laundry

You finally have a day off and a chance to wash that heap of dirty clothes in the corner of your room. You separate the colors and collect all the stray socks scattered around your room and throw it all in the washing machine. You’re not going to sit by the washer for thirty minutes, so you start doing a bunch of random things to kill time. You’ll tidy up around the house, you’ll watch TV, and surf the net. Then you’ll glance at the time and suddenly remember your laundry in a panic. It’s not a big deal if you have your own washer and dryer, but if you’re a schlub like me, you have to book it up to the Laundromat before someone throws your shit on the ground. Luckily, most of the time I realize that I forgot about it within a few minutes. But I know people who left their clothes at the Laundromat overnight. And then they had to buy a whole new wardrobe because all their clothes mysteriously vanished. That’s why you shouldn’t make a habit of forgetting about your laundry.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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