Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The McKinleyville laundromat is superior in so many ways to the Sunny Brae one, that it makes up for the fact that there's no coffee shop in its parking lot.
1. There's music playing over a PA system.
In fact, at one point the song was (and I'm not making this up) "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley.
2. The washing machines do not smell as if something died in each of them.
In fact, the McK machines smell good and clean and soapy.
3. There is an attendant.
While I was there, she and her husband fixed two cool dryers and made them hot again.
She also taught me the trick of getting quarters out of the candy machine when you need less than a dollar's worth.
She was, however, hogging the folding tables.
4. There were cute guys there who were older than 20.
Of course, one was standing next to my dryer when one of my bras suddenly got stuck across the window like a frantic cat trying to get out. And when I swiftly stopped the dryer to remedy this, several pairs of panties escaped all over the floor. *
5. Making up for the lack of coffee shop, the parking lot sports a used book store.
In fact, the knowledgeable owner likes to talk such things as Scandinavian rhetorical structures. So just bring your own coffee, and you're good.
*yes, I know "delicates" aren't supposed to go in the dryer. I was in a hurry, ok?