Musings from the Laundromat – chatting about world affairs & putting too much in the machine

Barely had my eyes opened this morning before I leaped into action.  This was after a brief ‘wait, it really is Sunday right?’ thought.

I did not want to miss my glaucoma man today.

I threw on some jeans and brushed my teeth – grabbed 3, yes 3 laundry baskets full of items and managed to juggle those, plus my purse, plus my keys PLUS my cup of coffee and get into my car.

I had a fleeting thought of wishing I could balance my laundry on my head.

I waddled in, weighted down with my bags and spotted glaucoma man.


He gestured to my two washing machines and I shuffled over to him.

We spoke of his eyes (they’re getting better but he hates the drops he has to use … said they go down his throat (from his eye? eek.)

I shared with him a documentary I saw about a doctor who went to North Korea and performed the surgery on 1000 + N. Koreans. A lot of them young, they’d been blinded by poor nutrition.

Then we spoke of his time in South Korea.  How we both think China is going to have a little chat with North Korea soon – about progress and bombs – Russia and how they’re getting so poor he thinks a war is imminent.  We spoke of the DMZ and VA health care … and the weather.

I love talking to him.  And then he left.


I crammed the washers to the brim today – I’m so hoping that means the items still got clean.

I was down to change again today – so two washing machines it needed to be!  Of course, I chose today to wash my quilt and Butters blanket too.  Logic is not my strong point … but tenacity is, and miraculously everything fit and now 3 dryers are spinning merrily away with my laundered contents inside.

I plan to de-Christmas my humble abode today.  We’ll see how much energy I have left after lugging all that laundry back home and making my bed. lol.


Ooo!  And I think I just found a new friend to chat with.  I’ll start with brief eye contact and a smile – and we’ll see if she warms to me.  Maybe by next week we’ll be exchanging stories.



About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on December 28, 2014, in Musings from the laundromat, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this post! I like your musings from the laundromat and can picture myself there…especially balancing my coffee cup along with my other stuff 🙂

    • Aw! Thank you! I’m glad you like them. I’ve come to love being there and honestly if I had a choice between having a washer & dryer at home or getting it all done in one fell swoop PLUS all the amazing people watching – I’d pick laundromat. 🙂

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