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Opinion: Show some courtesy in the laundry room

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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:58 am

It’s been 5 weeks into the fall semester, and do you know what that means? Fighting to get laundry done in the dorms.

If you don’t live on campus, then count yourself lucky that you don’t have to deal with this horrendous mess. This is my second year at Morehead State, and this has been a big problem both years. It gets ridiculous when you’ve got all these classes breathing down your neck, deadlines and projects. The last thing you need to worry about is squeezing in time to throw your clothes in and hoping no one touches them. With the lack of washing machines and dryers, it’s nearly impossible to find time to do laundry. There’s never a time that all of the machines aren’t full.

“They are nearly unbearable. It is constantly full, as there isn’t even a washer and dryer per floor. When you manage to somehow find a washer, after it’s finished you have to wait forever for a dryer to open up and you’re left waiting for at least an hour," an Alumni Tower resident, Jonathon Elliott said.

A big problem I’ve had, aside from the washers and dryers not working, is common courtesy. I know it’s a dog-eat-dog campus out there when it comes to doing laundry, but there should still be manners.

Lots of people complain about the fact that when they come down to get their laundry, someone has opened the dryer and didn’t turn it back on, or just took the clothes out entirely so they can put theirs in. I know some people may be on a time constraint or just want to get it out of the way, but don’t be rude about it.

We all need to get it done while trying to make it as fast and painless as possible. Also, there’s a rule about waiting ten minutes for someone to get their laundry for a reason. Don’t be a dunce and take someone else’s clothes out of the dryer immediately after they finish. Give the person time to come get their clothes. I could understand if they didn’t show for 30 minutes or more, but patience is a virtue, and people need to wait.

Honestly, this wouldn’t be much of a problem if more washers and dryers were added to the laundry rooms. Five machines aren’t going to cut it, especially when half of them don’t work. MSU definitely needs to work on making laundry less tedious.

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