- 5 years ago
Bees, I just get so frustrated sometimes with renting, especially with shared services/facilities.
I live in a three story small apartment building, it’s an old building and there are only 5 apartments in it. In the basement there is only 1 washer and 1 dryer, coin laundry. The landlord has a printed and framed schedule right in front of the machines, for example our alloted time is 12 – 4 pm on Sundays. We can choose a different time slot, but that one is most convenient to us.
Every other week it seems, the neighbour next door to us uses the laundry right before our time slot starts. No biggie because it’s allowed, but she ALWAYS forgets her dryer and it sits through my first load of washing, then sits a bit longer because I’m polite and want to give her time to either answer her door when I knock or to come down and get her damn laundry. This cuts into my timeslot, usually there isn’t necessarily a line up to go next, but it’s annoying nonetheless.
Today I go downstairs at 12:05 and there is laundry in the washer and the dryer, both cycles completed. So I wander back upstairs and check again 15 minutes later. Nothing yet. I wait until 12:30 and start knocking on neightbours doors. I knocked on FOUR doors bees. No one answered their door. I wait until 1:00, look out my kitchen window, and the lady next door isn’t even freaking home!!! So I go downstairs and take her damp laundry out of the washer and start my own load. I place her laundry on top of the clean dryer, which I wipe down first.
When I go back downstairs to put my load in the dryer, her dryer is still sitting there full of dry clothing. So I say eff it and put her dry stuff in the basket that’s sitting there.
A knock on my door. It’s 1:30 now, an hour and a half into my laundry time that starts at noon. She starts freaking out on me because “She would NEVER put someone’s damp laundry out of the washing machine.” So I asked her, “did you just come home?” She says yes, so I proceed to let her know calmly that I have been waiting an entire hour to do anything and that cut into my laundry time. I asked her if she looked at the schedule today and she said oh yes but I thought I would be back before your time. So she’s an HOUR AND A HALF late getting home.
She continues freaking out for a few minutes, and then I just lost it. I tell her it’s disrespectful that she knew it was my time and wasn’t home on time. I don’t care that she wouldn’t take someone’s clothing out of the washer, it pissed me off that she wasted my day waiting around for her. Blah blah…then she just turns around and says “God bless” and walks into her apartment across from mine. WHAT THE EFF? You say that to me after all that? Holy moly batman.