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29 March 2008 @ 10:46 am
What I love about laundromats is the wide array of old candies you find in the candy machines. Mike & Ikes? Boston Baked Beans? Wonderful! When else in life do you take the time to eat some Red Hots and watch daytime TV?
unnatural_lump on March 29th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Laundrettes must be different where you're from (America I assume?) over here in the UK there are no TVs or sweet machines, just washing machines and dryers... then again, it has been around 8 years since I have been in a laundrette so for all I know there may have been some change.

I liked going to the laundrette back when I didn't have my own washing machine, the money I had to pay was a rip off, but I saw it as some kind of adventure...
Kate Clauseabsenthine on March 31st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I found it to be an adventure for me, too, a mini-vacation. In the US (and in Canada some?) there are potted plants in many laundromats, like philodendrons. There are usually TVs (but the sound is never turned up, just the closed-captioning) and some sweets machines. But always old, retro ones - never new ones.

A laundromat I like in particular is called The Lost Sock. It's open 24 hours and has cute (but not cutesy) murals painted on the walls with reminders like, "socks go better in pairs - please check the washers for any strays" and "Children, we're not 'funning;' please no running!" etc. I like to hole up there around 2 am with a good book or coffee to do my laundry.

Where is your favorite laundrette? What is it like?

unnatural_lump on March 31st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
wow the laundrette's sound awesome over there :)

My favourite laundrette is probably this eerie one I used to go to back in London, it always had this strange sepia tone to it, and I swear everytime I went there it would crack up a thunder storm outside, but I like rain so it was always nice to watch it as my clothes were in the washer.

Kate Clauseabsenthine on April 1st, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Sounds like a great setting for a mystery novel!
unnatural_lump on April 1st, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah! The haunted laundrette!