Monday, December 29, 2008

More laundromat fun

For the first time evah, I decided to give the extra-large washer a try at the laundromat. (I didn't go to Laundry World this time, though; I went to LAUNDRY. That's all the sign said: LAUNDRY. No photos--sorry.)

First, I amused myself by taking this photo:
That one's for you, Dr. Monkey!
Then I started loading a ton of white clothing and sheets and stuff into the thing. I really crammed it in there, probably three loads' worth for only $3.50. After I shut the vapor-lock and battened down the hatch and fastened the safety belts and everything else on this little Fort Knox-ian vault, I noticed this sign:
TWIST OFF ARMS!? Holy shit!

And for those of you in Old Mexico or La España:
You can imagine my hesitancy to open the door and take my laundry out.
Because amputation is amputacion, no matter what language you're speaking.



10 comments:

Bubs said...

Holy shit! It's like a Stephen King washer--The Mangler!

I like laundromats. I once had a guy walk up to me in a laundromat and ask "Hey, can you give me a dollar? I'm a f*cking wino."

CDP said...

Holy cow, that's not a sign that's hesitant about the postential danger, now is it? Seeing that you managed to post it, I'm assuming that all of your limbs remain attached.

FranIAm said...

D- you have guts baby girl, reaching in that thing.

Yo tengo miedo!

(I said miedo not mierda!!)

Cool photos and you make the laundry inviting in a weird sort of way.

pissed in NYC said...

That warning is why lawyers will always make money. Someone has to write that crap. And I say this as a former lawyer.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Laundry as an extreme sport. Only in America.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Glad to see your survived the danger.

Randal Graves said...

You should invest in an industrial-sized pair of BBQ tongs.

dguzman said...

Bubs--"The Mangler!" that's awesome. I'm putting a sign on it next time I'm there.

CDP--I guess, as Willow says in Buffy, "a vague disclaimer is nobody's friend."

Fran--hee hee.

PiNY--if terror and lawsuits are the goals, perhaps PHOTOS of mangled arms would help? I mean, why not, right?

Barbara--no kidding!

Zip--don't think I didn't wait a few minutes for even microscopic movement to stop.

Randal--always the pragmatist.

two crows said...

holy shit is right!
you're a braver woman than I, gunga-deen!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for thinking of me!