Sunday, April 15, 2012
Midwest politeness, OCD, or just plain creepy?
I live in an apartment complex. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers in the basement. Usually, that's enough, although if you wait until the weekend to do your laundry, you might have to go up and down the stairs a few times to find an empty machine. Yesterday, I did my laundry, in the late afternoon. Washing the clothes went fine. I hung some of them, and put others in the dryer. And I completely forgot. I went out for a few drinks, came back, and went to sleep. This morning, I remembered that I had left a load in the dryer. What usually happens, if somebody wants to use it, is that the next person takes your load out of the dryer and leaves it in top of it. Fair enough, since it's my fault that I hadn't pick it up. So I went to get my laundry, and as I expected, somebody had taken it out of the dryer. The weird thing, though, was that it was perfectly folded!!! I am not kidding. Somebody had taken my stuff out of the dryer, folded it (shirts and towels) and left it on top of the machine. I am baffled. I don't know whether it is just Midwest politeness, an OCD neighbor, or a creepy neighbor. My husband is as puzzled as I am. What is your take, dear reader?
Posted by Spanish prof at 9:23 AM