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How sweet of that lady! It really is lovely to hear about complete strangers with acts of kindness.

As for communal laundries and coin laundromats, yep, I've done my share of those and vowed - upon moving here and into an LA apartment - that it'd have to be one with its own washer and dryer. I hope the days of waiting for someone else's load to finish before I can do my own are well and truly behind me.


And never buy a kenmore.... That made me giggle! I detest laundromats. I suppose desperate times call for desperate measures!


Wow, I am moved by that. I think it's great that people will still do that and though they say not to judge a book by its cover, b/c you were dressed that way, someone was prompted to be kind. Love it!


OK the Kenmore nonplug at the end has me giggling. And yes, there are still nice people in the world. I despise the laundromat, absolutely positively detest it. But, we were without a washer for a while a couple of years ago and I'd go every weekend. I had to learn (shudder) laundromat etiquette.

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As you described how you and Jude looked for your excursion, my first thought was, "Oh...so you looked like you belonged in a laundromat." That was a terrible thing to think, so I pinched and mentally chided myself. But heaven help me, I hate the places, too, and have always hated having to use one.

Of course, it doesn't help that I've had my clothes STOLEN on more than one occasion.


The only thing I like about laundry mats is that you can get all your laundry done in about 2 hours--if you go at the right time. At least it would when I was just doing laundry for Nick and I. Maybe not so much these days.
However, getting free clothes because you were scraping the bottom of the laundry barrel is kind of funny. the nice lady was brave for actually trying to get the clothes where they would do the most good--rather than just giving them to charity and hoping they'd end up helping someone.

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I love it. That is so awesome. p.s. when Boo Boo got lice the SECOND time in two weeks I took EVERYTHING to the laundromat that could be washed from her room, my room, the living room, everything - then it only took me three hours to wash it all and take it back home.


Great story. Washing machine are definitely a luxury we take for granted until they break! I love any experience that will humble me like this one. Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

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Wow, I've never thought of it that way before. Talk about looking at a situation with new eyes..


It is definitely an eye opener to be on the receiving end isn't it? I love your idea of paying it forward.


What a sweet woman. But hilarious that she thought you needed help. I can only imagine what I look like on some days when I drag one or both of the boys out and I myself am unkempt! Great story!

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