We’re not naming names, but…

December 18th, 2008 · 72 comments

Spotted by Cara at a laundromat in Ucluelet, British Columbia…

It has come to our attention that SOME customers have forgotten their manners at home. Rude behavior such as swearing, raising your voice and SPITTING on our retailers because change was not available to you is unacceptable behavior. We would like to remind our customers that it is their responsibility to bring their own change when doing laundry. We would also like to inform our customers that the Post Office is not allowed to give change. Management.

related: It’s Pat!

FILED UNDER: British Columbia · Canada · etiquette · laundry · spitting


72 responses so far ↓

  • #1   anon

    First… lulz.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   anon

      ass

      Dec 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Stupidclichebiter

      Really? No other pithy wit other than claiming your numerical order and therefore your IQ?

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   anon

      Or stealing other people’s handle?

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   secondsout bang

      mind you, you could register your handle, and then no one could steal it.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Mishee bang

      Can’t even spell LOLz.

      What a putz.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   unfortunate names blog

      lulz is the new lolz

      Dec 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   Capt. AnonEMoose

      Lulz>Lolz Q.E.D

      Dec 18, 2008 at 7:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Canthz_B bang

      Hey fake anon, Facebook Friday isn’t until tomorrow. ;-)

      Dec 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Capt. AnonEMoose

      Facebook friday? Don’t you mean furry friday?

      Dec 18, 2008 at 8:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   aaa

      Dude, this is PAN, not 4chan.

      Thank god it’s not 4chan… *shudder*

      Dec 18, 2008 at 8:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, I get it now. I had to look it up. I just never knew there were guys so intimidated by real women that they jerked off to cartoons!

      “Possibly the strangest sub-culture in all of geekdom. Furries range from being harmless fans fascinated by anthropomorphic characters and animals, to immensely withdrawn or self-absorbed persons who actually believe, or want to believe, they’re eagle-winged fox-like versions of themselves with giant genitalia who wouldn’t dare be anything else that could be considered mundane.”

      Dec 18, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   aaa

      People will jerk off to anything. You should check out the smutty fanfiction people write. Most of it’s crap written by teenage children who’ve probably never had sex featuring their favorite TV, book, or anime characters fucking (who, of course, would never actually fuck in the canon of their fictional universe) that’s so horribly written you want to tear your eyeballs out. Although well-written stuff is pretty fucking hilarious too. It’s like a combination of a car wreck, a grade-b horror movie, and a Harlequin romance novel; it’s utterly horrifying and confusing, but also so utterly hilarious and ridiculous that you can’t tear your eyeballs away.

      And before you say anything (which I know somebody will), I don’t jerk off to that stuff. I save that for real-people porn.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 12:08 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   unholyghost2003 bang

    WTF kind of laundromat doesn’t have change machines? hint to owners … a shitty laundromat attracts shitty customers.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Frankie bang

    Since when is it not okay for the customer to spit on employees? I’m not playing anymore if that’s the new rule.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   MarquisDeSade

      Actually I think you have to pay extra for that.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   RandyinReno

      I have a whole roll of quarters ready if that’s what it takes to get Frankie to spit on me.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Debris Blanc

      They’re really gonna be in trouble when R Kelley comes in changeless wanting to wash his clothes……

      Dec 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   MarquisDeSade

      When you see her in her patent leather outfit you will have more than a roll of quarters in your pocket! :twisted:

      Dec 18, 2008 at 5:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   RandyinReno

      Already there just from her red shoe Avatar. I’m easy AND cheap.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Juliet

    It seems odd that hippies would get so upset about doing laundry. Aren’t they busy saving the world from Republicans or something?

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Juliet

      Or maybe only SOME hippies are busy doing that, and the rest have forgotten their bongs at home.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Canadian post offices operate on exact change like buses.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    I’m really most impressed by the subtle message sent by the stacks of “chill pills” on the sign.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Frankie bang

      OH! I thought those were pogs.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   jpav

    Yikes! And I thought Canadians were supposed to be the friendly ones. Just another example of the American way infiltrating foreign cultures…

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Shawn

      More likely the opposite, the American way is waning from foreign countries, making way for the rude Canadian sons-of bitches and their snobbish French ways.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   snee bang

      va te faire foutre!

      Dec 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Sue Do Nim

      *snap*

      Dec 18, 2008 at 5:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Canthz_B bang

      SNEE! You spoke French! mwah…mwah…mwah!

      Dec 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   snee bang

      hey, that’s nothing. i can kiss french, too!

      come a little closer…

      Dec 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   T.U.M.

    Is that stacks of coins in the clipart? At first I thought it was some kind of freaky bamboo stalks. What country has coins that thick? People will be trying to use Rolaids as slugs in the coin slots.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:11 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   bob

      I had thick coins like that once. They came with my Fisher Price cash register.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Erin

      Yay! Fisher Price coins! They were each drastically different-sized, and easy to find with your barefeet in the dark and didn’t work anymore in the cash register after your little sister chewed on them.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Clumber bang

      Do we have to pay extra for your little sister to chew on our bare feet? Or is that included…?

      Dec 24, 2008 at 11:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   teeg

    We Canadians are friendly, just not so much to each other.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   snee bang

      now why’d ya have to go saying that? fuck off, eh.
      let’s keep our dirty laundry at the laundromat.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Ti O bang

      I heard that Canadiens really like to make out a lot though.

      Just saying.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Ti O

    Miss Manners had fallen on hard times and has taken to peddling advice and cold change in laundromats.
    Some say she is into money laundering.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   zenvelo

    is ucluelet the Inuit spelling of “you’re clueless”??

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Bunnee

      No, it’s the cleft lip pronunciation of “you’re clueless”***groan***

      Dec 19, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   secondsout bang

    And no stealing Puma jackets!

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Ti O

      Members Only jackets are fair game though.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Rube Goldberg

    It’s subtle but “behavior” is spelled wrong, at least according to Canadian spelling. Change starts with “u”.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   RandyinReno

      Must be close to the border… overrun by undocumented lumberjacks from Seattle. Wherever they go, their native spellings creep into the vernacular.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Lovey

    Bring your own change, eh?

    Dec 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    Can we spit on the wholesalers who supply those tiny boxes of detergent?
    You need 6 or 7 of those for a “Giant” machine.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   C

    Please. Spitting on someone isn’t rude. Jizzing on someone is rude. Especially if you don’t call the next day.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   RandyinReno

    “… SOME customers have forgotten their manners at home.”

    Does this mean that SOME customers have LEFT their manners at home, or does it mean that some customers live in the laundromat and seem to have forgotten their manners there?

    Dec 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   T.U.M.

      Maybe they’re at home, forget their manners while they’re there, and then spit all the way from there to the laundromat?

      Dec 19, 2008 at 10:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   GhostWriter bang

    I would have awarded extra points if they had begun each line with one of the letters from the vertical M-A-N-N-N-E-R-S, like thus:

    May we bring to your
    Attention the fact that providing change is
    Not the responsibility of the Post Office?
    No spitting on Retailers is
    Ever allowed- remember, your change is your
    Responsibility! Sorry, but
    Some customers are ruining it for Everybody!

    Dec 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm   rating: 86  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   you suck at craigslist

      Epic win.

      Dec 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Katherine Francesca

      +as many points as you want

      Dec 19, 2008 at 2:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Clumber bang

      All available points. Everyone else? Tough titties… the game begins again next Thursday.

      Dec 24, 2008 at 11:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   homsar

    Spitting?! Customers are SPITTING?! IS spitting on people legal in Canada? Because it sure is hell illegal in the U.S. Sharon Osbourne said so.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Summer

      thou shalt not spit on thou roomates!

      Dec 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Andy

    I would like to remind my customers that it is not my responsibility to resuscitate you when I beat you into a bloody pulp for spitting on me. I would also like to inform my customers that I am not allowed to give mercy.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Canthz_B bang

    It has come to our attention that Management has forgotten its role at work and neglected to get quarters at the bank today.
    As a result we will swear, raise our voices in protest and even spit, as we now have wet clothes and no way to feed the dryers.
    If management knows what’s good for it, it will move its ass posthaste to the bank before we riot.

    The Customers

    Dec 18, 2008 at 7:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   wicked opinion

    What the F@#$ kinda laundrymat doesn’t provide change and/or a change machine? Now I have been to some ghetto-ass laundrymats – at any given time, the change machine is broken because 7 or 8 unattended 4 year olds are shoving stuff off the floor into the dollar feeder – but the management didn’t actually expect you to be cheerful and accepting about it. They didn’t give a rat’s ass but they didn’t blink an eye when you had a hissy. I mean, really. And what is up with the whole Post Office thing? A post office as in the US Postal Service, except Canadian? Why is it located in a laundrymat? It’s suspiciously wierd. Like getting a sandwich from a place that also sells lottery tickets, hems pants, and will babysit your cat. Don’t eat that sandwich.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Bunnee

      Places like that always have dolls for sale, too.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 10:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   T.U.M.

      I’m guessing the Post Office is next door, and has complained to the laundromat owners about the volume of laundrydoers trudging in to ask for change.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 10:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Juliet

      There are a few independent post offices which have broken out and have their own buildings, but for some reason, many post offices seem to be located in drug stores (WTF?) I have always found this weird. Ucluelet is a bodaciously small town. Maybe this is why the post office is located with the laundromat?

      Dec 19, 2008 at 3:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Mike

      Ah yes, Canada Post and Sudafed, all in one place for your convenience.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Thanks!

    When during my time at home do I encounter an asshole laundramat with no change for me to do business with and dick employees I cannot get change from for me to spit on? Because I might… though my washer is cool doesn’t give me shit about not having quarters.

    Dec 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Geek Goddesss

    I often find change available to me in the bottom of the washer. I don’t think management provided it, though.

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   claw71 bang

    Who knows, once Obama’s inaugurated there might be enough change for everybody. Even those crazy spitting Canadians in BC.

    Dec 19, 2008 at 9:42 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Mike

      Yes we can. Change is coming. Just not at this laundromat.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 7:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Mono

    Come on, really? It’s 2008, if you read popular science ya kinda get the feeling flying cars are right around the corner and we still have yet to implement laundry mats with appliances which accept bills? Are the engineers too busy?
    Sheeeit, those things should run off food stamps AND give cash back for the dime bag your about to buy from the guy outside on the corner… know your market!

    Dec 19, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Mike

      Well, in Canada the smallest bill is a $5. Perhaps it’s a good thing that laundry is not yet $5 per load.

      Dec 19, 2008 at 7:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Amanda

    I suppose they were going to the post office for change to wash their clothes.. Oh well, at least these people wash their clothes! lolz

    Dec 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Anonymous

    Obiously shopped.

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Mimi

    if they don’t want to give change, they should just move on to the cashless system like just about every laundromat in my area (there’s a little card you load money onto, and a machine with which one can do this for oneself).

    Otherwise, Management should just break down and get a change machine and quit bitchin’.

    Dec 28, 2008 at 7:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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