Monday, May 04, 2009

Dear Laundry Jerk,

Dear Laundry Jerk,

While I realize as a new mom I did not get down to get my laundry out of the dryers as soon as you would have liked. I am sorry to have delayed you. However, this does not give you an excuse to remove my clothes and place them on top of some muddy boots someone else left on the counter. Now I have to find another hour and a half and $6 to do those loads again. I would like to assume that this was merely an oversight on your part and not a passive-aggressive act of spite.

Now as a hormonal woman I am sorely tempted to leave a nasty note or knock on every door until I track you down and demand you pay to redo my laundry but ultimately my new-mom-exhaustion is keeping me from that. Consider this your lucky day.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Goat

7 comments:

Marketing Mama said...

oh no... how awful! Reading this gave me all sorts of laundry flashbacks. Was their stuff still in the dryer when u arrived? I once stopped someone's dryer and let the timer run out on them. just out of spite for doing the same thing.

Valerie said...

Ha ha! I love the idea of stopping the dryer. I once waited for someone to return so I could confront them. Of course, as soon as said person arrived, I chickened out. Oh well! I'll have to try the other trick!

pjmystic said...

Very articulate response, you are to be commended :)(although tracking them down might have been fun too).

Naomi said...

I have about 5 shirts that have been ruined for the face that my laundry-mates seem to be incapable of NOT SPILLING BLEACH. Seriously, I need a handy-wipe for the machine...

Molly Guthrey Millett said...

I'm so sorry, Liz. I remember when my second was a newborn, we lived on the top floor of an apt building and I had to travel down to "the dungeon" (the basement) to do laundry in some really worn-out machines. There was only 1 washer and 1 dryer for the whole building. I didn't feel comfortable leaving my newborn alone in the apt., so I not only had to drag the laundry up and down, but her as well if we were on our own. I hated doing the laundry. I wish I could be your laundry fairy and help you with the wash. Then again, I've got my own stacks sitting here -- lots to put away, lots still to wash.

Jeni said...

Rude. I remember lots of half done loads in my early days of momhood. These things take time.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

I am still grieving a shirt someone stole in the laundry room in college. It had sentimental meaning, and cool socks to match it. I still have the socks, which is why I can't help but think of the shirt every time I wear them!