I just…it’s…it’s difficult to watch sometimes.
From the get go I’m going to say that our laundry room is stupid. 6 washing machines but only 5 tumble dryers. That’s just bad fucking math. And I don’t want to hear any of that ‘but some people rack dry their clothes’. Simply put if you’re going to provide the facilities for 6 people to wash their clothes at once then provide 6 tumble dryers.
But that’s not even the annoying part. This whole rant came about because one of the tumble dryers is out of order, leaving 4. When it came to me needing to use one, of the 4 left 3 were still running and one had stopped but was still full of clothes. And had been for at least half an hour. How does this happen? How can you forget that you’re doing laundry? What do you just think suddenly you have less clothes then you did earlier? Or is it just that you’ve never actually done your own fucking laundry before?
You can always tell too. Their the students that will come in with their washing, faff around sorting it out into colours before realising they’ve got 6 piles, and then re-sort into different groups. Then they have to read the instructions. On EVERYTHING. It disturbs me that it’s the end of the academic year, and some students still can’t do their own laundry. Clearly these are the kind of people who should NOT be fending for themselves. What else don’t they know?
Students are supposed to be adults, but so many just don’t know shit. You know what else bothers me. Students who take a friend with them when they do their washing for moral support (this goes girls taking a friend with you when you go to the bathroom in a club too*). It can’t be anything else because the friend doesn’t do anything but stand there, like a tree.
There was a guy emptying out his dry laundry finally, and I really wanted to jsut ask him what the fuck was up with his washing. The tumble dryers are industrial sized and I’m pretty sure that even I could fit in one, but for some strange reason, he was using 2. As it turns our, one was for bedding (quilt covers and pillow cases), and the other for clothes. I’m still unsure why he separated them out. to me there is no real logic behind it. Then what made me even more confused is from the ‘clothes dryer’ he pulled out towels! TOWELS! Surely if anything they would go with bedding.
Maybe I’m reading too much into it. I’m going back to doing my laundry in the morning, where I get to witness less students attempting it.
*Funny story about this (girls going to the bathroom together). I was out clubbing with friends, and one of them (a girl) said she needed to go to the bathroom, so I wished her good luck and she walked off. She then came back confused as to why I didn’t follow her. I explained because I hope to god she doesn’t need help peeing at her age, but then she dragged me with her anyway. She didn’t need any help, and I didn’t talk to her at all, but she explained that ‘that’s what girls do’. I will never understand.