Tvättstuga Bandit!

Perhaps you read about Graham’s adventures with our typically Swedish apartment laundry system.  Signing up is great and I wish apartments in Canada would use that system.  However, everyone once in a while, some schmuck disobeys the rules and brings discordance and chaos to their neighbourhoods.   Here is a comment from my sister about people who would do that:

It’s just not nice when people don’t play by clearly understood rules. Maybe you should pile up your stinky socks outside their door.

And here is one from Andrea:

Sorry to hear about the laundry time thief… That is so annoying!!!

I agree. Who would DO something like that?

This is a post card from the Nordic museum’s ‘Laundry system’ exhibit last year: “What hell to steal someone’s laundry time! One time slot booked for the whole day (mine!), and you had to take it?

It turns out, I would. 🙁  I had a massive pile of laundry when I returned, so I decided to work from home on Tuesday and scheduled a morning slot (7-10) to launder it.  It was just about done when I got a phone call from work.  I chatted a bit and then realized I WAS 7 MINUTES LATE TO RETRIEVE MY LAUNDRY!!

When I got there there was a FURIOUS woman who yelled at me the whole time I removed my clothes and apologized.  She was actually already washing her clothes in the washers, which were empty since I was at the drying stage, but since I had the key she had to go to the super to get the spare key and she wasn’t happy about it.  I didn’t understand everything she said, but trust me, you didn’t need to be fluent in Swedish to get the gist.

Never again! Today I did laundry, but I set my alarm and got out of there 15 minutes early.

This is a post card from the Nordic museum’s ‘Laundry system’ exhibit last year: “What hell to steal someone’s laundry time! One time slot booked for the whole day (mine!), and you had to take it?

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