Launderette etiquette

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#61
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On some cruises they have a laundry promotion a bag of 20 items for $40, well worth it and it is amazing how much you can get in one of the laundry bags.

We are Elite on Princess and that is a very worthwhile perk especially when we travelled with the children. As Diamond on Cunard I get 20% discount on laundry but not until all my OBC has been used up.
#62
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A new use for pillow chocolates

This thread reminded me of a launderette story I heard on board QM2 in January 2016: a lady discovered that someone had removed her things from the dryer, thrown them on the floor and put in their own laundry instead.

She retaliated by putting pillow chocolates in the dryer, which not only ruined their clothes but also ruined the dryer. She was apparently let off at the next port.
#63
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Originally posted by Aquaphobic
A new use for pillow chocolates

This thread reminded me of a launderette story I heard on board QM2 in January 2016: a lady discovered that someone had removed her things from the dryer, thrown them on the floor and put in their own laundry instead.

She retaliated by putting pillow chocolates in the dryer, which not only ruined their clothes but also ruined the dryer. She was apparently let off at the next port.
I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was put off the ship.

Last summer, someone hijacked the dryer I was using. I got back to the launderette, opened the dryer door, and was surprised to find unfamiliar clothing there. I turned, and found my wet stuff in a laundry basket--very wet, they must have made the swap about 5 minutes after I started the dryer. That's so rude! Although I'd heard the chocolate story, I did not retaliate. Tempted, though...
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#64
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Originally posted by 3rdGenCunarder
I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was put off the ship.

Last summer, someone hijacked the dryer I was using. I got back to the launderette, opened the dryer door, and was surprised to find unfamiliar clothing there. I turned, and found my wet stuff in a laundry basket--very wet, they must have made the swap about 5 minutes after I started the dryer. That's so rude! Although I'd heard the chocolate story, I did not retaliate. Tempted, though...
I'm glad to know you resisted temptation.
#65
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Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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#66
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Originally posted by tag1000
Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?

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I too have removed and folded someones clothes that have been left in a dryer and find it inexcusable that others are prepared to throw someones washing on the floor. When I use the launderette I usually stay until it is completed listening to music on my headphones. In the past I have entered the launderette and noticed a dryer full of dry clothes which have not been collected and are still uncollected when I have completed washing and drying mine.
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#67
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Originally posted by Aquaphobic
I'm glad to know you resisted temptation.
It wasn't easy!



Originally posted by tag1000
Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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Because, sadly, some people are inconsiderate pigs.

Most people do fold dry clothes they remove from a dryer. On one of our recent crossings, one of the small laundry basket was full of folded clothing. It was there for several days. How can people forget about their laundry for that long???
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#68
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Originally posted by tag1000
Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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I am sure it would be wrong to put the dry washing on the floor, if you did it, may make the owner of the washing think twice about the next time they use of a dryer.
#69
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Originally posted by 3rdGenCunarder
It wasn't easy!






Most people do fold dry clothes they remove from a dryer. On one of our recent crossings, one of the small laundry basket was full of folded clothing. It was there for several days. How can people forget about their laundry for that long???

I’ve seen that too. Maybe the person passed away so the clothes were no longer required.


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