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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Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

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5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

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7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

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Figuring Out How Writing Is An Emotional Task Made Me Realize I Can Be Expressive

It's a great way for me to not be emotionally unstable.

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Writing can be a lot of things. It can be a source of outlet, it can be a representation of emotions, it can be a beautiful story and so much more. It has so many functions that for each person, it's different. Every story heard, no matter how same it is, will always be different. This is all general opinion. As for me, well, let's say it didn't start out this way.

When I was in middle school, I didn't have the urge to write on my own will. I actually never liked writing — basically a waste of time. Then, I entered high school. Let's just say things got intense. I began to have so many problems with friends, existential crisis and began to discover myself that I didn't know how to handle it. I searched up ways to vent when I couldn't talk to my friends and found keeping a journal as an idea. So, I gave it a shot. Oh, the wonders it did.

After keeping a journal for a few weeks, I noticed that the weight I carried became lighter. So, I continued writing and I started experimenting with writing different genres. It wasn't until I joined Odyssey that I became comfortable with the stories that I have written. My favorite quickly became fiction writing. I slowly started to become more open in my writings and it became a little hole I can venture into when I'm not feeling myself.

Writing has become something else for me. Over the years, as we all learn, words have a lot of power. It's why I started writing letters to people as gifts. It's a way to reach someone's heart, and they don't even realize it. Writing letters is a great and effective way to give as gifts. Not only does the reaction of my friends make me happy and feel better, but it also gives me the satisfaction that I got a reaction that I believe a normal gift can't give. Writing is going to be something else for everyone, and it's also going to be a different journey. Some might start out liking it, then lose interest, but find it again later in life. For me, the journey still continues and I won't be stopping for a while.

It has become a way to express myself in ways I could never do. As someone who has trouble talking about their feelings, I started to put them in my writings, whether it is nonfiction or fiction.

Let's take my fiction pieces as an example. They all look like regular stories with a sense of adventure or comedy, but they are also a part of me in each one of them. In each fiction story that I have written is a representation of a part of me or a part of my life. It's where I get my motivation and why they turn out the way they do.

Think of it as a song. When an artist writes a song, it represents something about them and helps people connect with each other. My fiction stories are my song. It's a way to vent and express myself in a way that I can't do by talking. The anger, frustration, sadness or happiness that I feel and can't contain will be taken out in a form of a story. But the only problem with writing with emotion for me is that it's emotionally draining. It takes so much out of you, but that's how I've always known I was doing it right.

Writing is a beautiful thing. It makes people cry, laugh, smile, angry or frown. It can be interesting or boring. It can hurt or mend. It can be poetic or straight-forward. It all just depends on the person who's reading and their interpretation, and that's the beauty of it. I'm happy to say that it's something that has worked out for me and has become a huge part of my life and who I am.

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