Musings from the laundromat: Double Loads and Spilled Coffee

Got here an hour later than usual.   I was greeted by a different crowd – ok, they didn’t technically ‘greet’ me … actually, it’s kind of odd here today.  No one is smiling.

Everyone is pretty much keeping to themselves.

Lonesome Laundering.


ALL of the machines I like to use were mysteriously occupied, and I say ‘mysteriously’ because the ratio of actual humans in process of laundering, versus amount of machines didn’t make sense.  Although, math never was my strong suit, so I’ll let the mystery be.

Shoved all my stuff in the ‘double load’ machines.  Grrrr.  I call bullshit on that label.  First of all, you get as much in the ‘double’ load as you do in the ‘single load’.  And they charge  whatever the difference is between $2.25 and $1.65.  Ok, I DO know this one … 60 extra cents!  Highway robbery.



Anyway, after I’d stuffed the two machines … I wandered over to the counter area in search of coffee.  Had just finished stirring in my powdered packet of creamer – AND gloriously knocked the entire cup over, which, went in the direction of the laundry lady’s work area.

Me: I’m SO sorry … I spilled!

Her: It’s ok, I was getting bored anyway

Me: Well, I’m sure this wasn’t on your dream list of things to occupy your time with …

She didn’t disagree, and I felt awful.  Just horrible.

I helped clean up, then slinked off with another cup.


The dryer has stopped – think I’ll cut my losses, fold and get out of here before I spill something else.


Until the next Musing … have a great week – and don’t forget to eat your veggies!



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 May 17, 2015, in Humor, Musings from the laundromat, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    Before enlightenment, wash clothes, drink coffee.
    After enlightement, wash clothes, drink coffee…without spilling! 😉

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