10 Types Of People You Encounter In The Laundry Room

10 Types Of People You Encounter In The Laundry Room

It's an experience.
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College laundry rooms, aren't they a grand ole time. Sometimes this weekly trip down the hall is way more than I bargained for. Let's just say you're bound to meet some pretty interesting personalities while you're in there.

The Awkward Conversationalist

Gotta love those insanely awkward encounters when you're both just uncomfortably staring at each other. This usually turns into the basic "Nice weather we're having." AWKWARD.

The Person That Tells You Their Life Story

Five minutes turns into 10 minutes which turns into two hours. As much as I want to hear about the exam you just failed, your cat that ran away, and your chicken recipe, I have a life.

The Person Who Doesn't Acknowledge Your Presence

It's cool!

Extreme Laundry Rage

You'll learn to always keep a timer on because there's always that one guy who will literally throw out your laundry if you keep it in over the time.

The Extreme Washer

Huge shoutout to the people who take up all the machines for their massive laundry loads!

The Newbie

Another day, another confused soul who's doing laundry for the first time. You never really know whether to help them or just watch them struggle.

The Pro

I'm sorry, but when did laundry become a competitive sport?

The Fashionista

You really just wish you could somehow teleport this person's clothes into your washing machine

That One Guy That Never Leaves

He's there when you arrive. He's there when you leave. You start to wonder if sitting on the floor of the laundry room is as fun as those make it out to be.

The Familiar Face

That person you always see, but still just don't know their name

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Some of the problems we face as children seem trivial and some seem dire. As adults, most of the problems we face seem like the end of the world because we already have so many things on our plate. Luckily, if you take a look at your past, you'll find that you already have some of the skills you need to face the adversities that come your way. As a child, I spent a decent chunk of my life living on a lake and, as I've grown up, I've realized that a lot of the lessons I learned on the lake have been reintroduced to me as an adult. The lake taught me about connection, awareness, and clarity and all of these are important tools for navigating adulthood, they've just been slightly repackaged.

The typical home has a few neighbors that are all within visibility, but living on a lake taught me that everyone is your neighbor. Everyone on the lake was just a boat-ride away, and there are a lot of folks who like to take advantage of that luxury. You can compare living on a lake to living in a giant, murky apartment complex, so it's important to recognize that everyone enjoys their privacy just as much as you do. Technology has connected us in ways that were unimaginable a decade ago, and I've come to find that everyone is neighbored now more than ever. We are all a call/text/email away from one another and we push the boundaries of intrusion more than we realize. Sometimes, a simple phone call is more respectable than a flurry of texts or sometimes a text is preferable to a stream of calls.

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If you live on a body of water you will most certainly be no stranger to swimming. Something my mom always emphasized was to not skip out on showering after returning from the lake. A post-lake shower was so important because lakes are full of both visible and microscopic germs, which means you'll be washing dirt from places you didn't even know were parts of the body. I found that this translated into my adulthood because there will also come times when you have to stop skipping out on a "shower." Whether it be starting a cleanse, meditating, or taking that long overdue nap, you must do something to rid yourself of all the physical and mental stresses. If you find yourself expending more energy than usual as a part of your climb upwards or even just to get by, for the time being, you should try to carve out time for a "shower" here and there.

All in all, my time spent on the lake has given me the skills to look sideways at most situations. Sometimes, you have to take a childhood lesson and repackage it so that it can solve an issue you are currently dealing with, and I have been lucky enough to have had such a colorful time on the lake.

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