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man. the laundry room is brutal today.

[there are] students camped out in savage settlements, clawing [other people's] loads of laundry from the machines as soon as the cycles finish... tossing clumps of clothing haphazardly into corners, herds of forgotten socks rotting on the floor like dead, vacuumed rats...

complete bellum omnium contra omnes. hobbes must be killing kittens in his casket right now. well, not that i blame him. i guess there wouldn't be much else to do, anyway.

I'm lucky enough to have two loads in dryers and one wet load collecting grime on a dusty shelf.

I inadvertantly learned a trick, though--

if you double-pay at the dryer, you can make it double the time.

This effectively reserves the dryer for two of your loads, since no one will be crazy enough to {stop a dryer mid-cycle, dispose of the clothing within, and then use the remainder of someone else's paid time for their own load}. So you're free to mosey on down once half your dryer-time is up, take out your first load, replace it with a second, and re-start the cycle. No real chance of machine-takeover. I approve.

Date: 2005-10-16 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drake-anaya.livejournal.com
our machines lock once the cycles start, so you can't stop 'em. le sigh.

but yeah, we generally just take people's clothes out and pile them on top of the machine. I think there'd be screams o' bloody murder if stuff got chucked on the floor, tho.

Date: 2005-10-16 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notyourbroom.livejournal.com
our washing machines require that you pour detergent in the top (though they're front-loading machines), so it's difficult to just pile people's stuff on top. And the dryers are those double-stacked wall-unit things, so they have no place for clothes-stacking.

Date: 2005-10-17 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anotherinnocent.livejournal.com
the machines in my dorm also lock when the cycles are running, which is good and bad. i haven't personally had this happen to me, but there are people who have had to rewash their clothes after someone took their newly clean laundry and put it on the floor. not on the top of a washer or on top of the table in the middle of the room which is always empty, but on the dirty, filthy floor. if someone ever did that to me, i'd probably throw quite a fit. then again, sometimes it's necessary to take other peoples clothes out of the washer/dryer because some girls decide to do laundry and while their clothes are washing they go to the mall or go to a party at someone's apartment or some other event which takes three or four hours long.

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