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Each week, I tell my husband to make sure he empties out his pants pockets.

He responds that he always checks that his pockets are emptied. When I double check his pockets, there is still a random paper, money, or an occasional pen left inside.

I feel he is responsible for emptying out his own pockets and wouldn’t even double check if I weren’t afraid that whatever he left inside may damage our clothes or worse…the washing machine.

I am human like all of us.

I forget to double check at times.

Yesterday, I was shoving our jeans into the machine when something made me stop. I pulled out all the clothes until I found the one pair of my husband’s jeans I had forgotten to double check.

What was inside?

Our cell phone!


We have been kinda quiet around here.

I got all my laundry done without my neighbor pulling another power play. Our landlord had a talk with her about staying out of the laundry room when it is not her day. Her husband was present during the conversation which helped, I think.

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  • bleeding espresso April 29, 2008, 11:14 am

    You remind me that I’ve been meaning to blog about how I washed my OH’s Carta d’Identità two days after he got it….

  • Pumpkin April 30, 2008, 11:01 am

    Bleeding espresso,
    I washed my husband’s French ID about two years ago. :)

    You would think these men would learn!!!

  • Linda May 26, 2008, 7:42 pm

    Hi, I am an American and I live in Reston Va. I just found your blog and am enjoying it and came across this post on the laundry problem. When I was 4 years old our family lived in Switzerland in a small town outside of Basel. We lived in an apartment house and you were only allowed to use the laundry room once every 6 weeks. Naturally, there was a lot of time when no washing was being done in the laundry. My mother attempted to use the laundry when it was empty and this caused a huge row. So I came across your post and really had to laugh. When I lived in NYC, there was a laundry room in our apartment building but of course no schedule. My mother was angry that the schedule left the room unused most of the time and she had to do almost all of the washing by hand. That was about 50 years ago!
    Love your beautiful pictures of a lovely country.

  • Pumpkin May 27, 2008, 10:17 am

    Hi, Linda!
    I don’t blame your mother for being upset.

    In our building you can use the room on another person’s day but you must ask them first to be sure they don’t need it.

    We have one neighbor that has a washing machine in her apartment and is constantly hanging her clothes in the laundry room to dry even if she knows that myself and two other mothers need all the lines because we only wash once a week.

    She would even push my clothes over on the line bunching them up to hang hers all nice and neat.

    After the landlord talked with her she has stopped and it is so nice and calm in the building laundy room! :)

    I don’t know how your mother did it. Six weeks is just silly.

  • Pumpkin May 27, 2008, 10:18 am

    I wanted to add that I read that most of the neighbor run ins in Switzerland are in regard to the laundry room.

    I am not surprised one little bit.


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