Who says Canadians are nice?

December 21st, 2011 · 86 comments

And here you thought your neighbors were assholes for dumping your dry laundry on a table.

To: The person who stopped the washer in the middle of my wash cycle and took my clothes out just to wash yours... Yeah, You're an asshole. Unfortunately for you, so am I. You can find your wet clothes frozen outside in the snow. Any problems? Come see me in 301.

Kita in Alberta particularly enjoyed the fact that this note — written on the back of a piece of wrapping paper — was stuck to the wall with a smiley-face Band-Aid.

related: Dear nice person who stole my laundry…

extra credit: “How nice are we?” [cbcnews.ca]

FILED UNDER: Canada · laundry · most popular notes of 2011 · oh snap


86 responses so far ↓

  • #1   shwo! bang

    If it were me, that snow would be yellow.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm   rating: 154  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   channy

    Love it! lol

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   J

    Someone did that to me in my old apartment building, but I’m a little less confrontational, so I just grabbed a few socks from their laundry load (but only one from each pair) and threw them in the trash.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm   rating: 125  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Suzi

      Aw man! So that whole thing about socks going missing in the wash, that’s you getting your revenge on!

      Have to say, it’d be much more satisfying to have them always lose the second member of every pair, than to have a whole load dumped off. How long before that’d drive you insane?

      Dec 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Nunavut Guy

      Your manliness is “Old Spice ” worthy.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 3:48 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   The Elf

      “Hello ladies. Look at your man’s socks, now look at mine, now back at your man’s socks, now back to mine. Sadly, your man’s socks aren’t mine, but if he stopped dumping others’ washing then he’d have two matching socks like me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a boat with the man with matching socks that your man could have. What’s in your hand, back at me. I have it, it’s an oyster with two matching socks just like you always wanted your man to have. Look again, those socks are now clean and dry. Anything is possible when your man behaves politely in the laundry room. I’m on a horse.”

      Dec 22, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 189  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   infanttyrone

      Boat…check
      Pony…check
      Socks…check with Santa…2 out of 3 ain’t bad

      http://bit.ly/s3lb3x

      Dec 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Nunavut Guy

      And the winner of the Oscar is……………

      Dec 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Siobhan

    simply beautiful :’)

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   quigrey

    need more justice… does note writer have a dog?

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Melissa

      I read that as “does note writer have a BLOG?”. As in, “I would like to subscribe to your newsletter”.

      Merry Christmas everybody!

      Dec 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   anon

    wow.. if they did that to me their stuff wouldn’t be in the snow. i’d give em a nice cup of coffee.. as fabric softener!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Cordelia

      Red wine!!

      Dec 31, 2011 at 2:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Lisap

      Ever look up the weather in Alberta? Depending on the time of year the clothes may be so frozen they won’t be getting them back until spring thaw comes around. Love whoever this is for a) justifiable anger and b) being willing to leave an apartment number, no anonymous note leaving for this guy.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z28BHMNXTRA

      Jan 3, 2012 at 8:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Grrrr

    Stuff yellow snow… A bit of brown snow is called for here…. Mwahahahahahahahaha

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Nahhh bang

    Revenge is a dish best served not just cold, but frozen.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm   rating: 110  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Dances with Lasagna

    I bow at the writer’s feet, in homage to such pwnage!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Melissa

    I hope they had their clothes safe and dry before posting this note. No re-retaliation?

    Dec 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   The Elf

      Then some re-re-retaliation. Soon, the apartment dwellers will have no clothes.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   koalikoon

      A sock for a sock leaves everybody naked.

      Dec 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Kris

    I applaud the note writer, who not only said a big screw you to the inconsiderate a-hole, but even gave them their apt number, that takes balls!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm   rating: 160  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Melissa

      That apt number was a virtual “COME AT ME BRO!” Apparently they successfully managed to psych out the offender.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   cringeworthy

      how much u wanna bet apt#301 had nothing to do with any of this? he hee

      Dec 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm   rating: 94  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   workaway11

      Ooohhh… I hadn’t thought of that!

      If that’s their real apartment number, props for being so ballsy!

      If it’s not, props for being so devious! ;)

      Dec 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   snee

    next time on ‘laundry wars’…

    ARE YOU READY TO TTTTUUUUMMMMBBBBLLLLE?!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:22 pm   rating: 155  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Alexis

    HELL YES!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   C

    i like the sock thing but warning .. i d do my laundry at the laundromat from now on lol !!!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Quite Contrary

    I heart Apartment 301.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   peanutbtr

    Now that’s bad-ass

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Unless

    How do we know the cycle had not ended? Wan’t everybody all about move your shit out of the way just a couple days ago?

    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   The Elf

      Let’s assume the note writer was right about the mid-wash dump. Then dumpee is an ass. If note write was exaggerating – you know, it had “just stopped” only “a minute before” – then *he’s* the ass.

      But I admire that he signed it with his apt number. Ballsy.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   DD

      I assumed the note writers cloths were soaking wet. That’s how they are when the washer doesn’t get the end cycle to spin them dry.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Roto13

      ^^^ This. The spin cycle is important, especially if you have a communal laundry room like that where you likely have to pay for each load. The spin cycle wrings a lot of the water out of the clothes. Without it, the clothes come out soaking wet and can’t possibly be dried in one round in the dryer.

      For comparison, think of how wet your clothes are when you take them out of the washer, and compare that to how wet a cloth is when you take it out of a bucket of water.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Nunavut Guy

      I’ve been waiting all of my life for someone to explain the function of the spin cycle.

      Who knew?

      Dec 22, 2011 at 5:44 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   *snerk*

      There’s also the possibility that Note Writer returned to the laundry room well before the washer should have been finished and found his/her clothes removed. Perhaps they were planning on camping out in the laundry room and just ran upstairs for a cup of coffee, book, or laptop.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 9:50 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      First rule of English Literature Comprehension at school; answer the questions based on the passage provided, assuming it to be factual. Don’t embellish.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 11:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   The Elf

    With all these laundry notes, I’m officially on Team Bring-A-Book-And-Watch-Your-Shit.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm   rating: 116  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      Which is akin to saying if you get burgled it’s your fault for not locking all your doors.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 11:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   The Elf

      Like leaving your door unlocked, the fault lies with the thief for stealing but it is still a pretty stupid thing to do to open yourself up to such an opportunity.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   hurry up zombie

    That’s female handwriting, just saying.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Slerte

      It may not have been the middle of the wash cycle (see #17), but I think it was the middle of her cycle.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 1:43 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   ClearlyDemented

      Wow, Slerte. You should write for sit-coms, circa 1985.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 8:15 am   rating: 125  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Nunavut Guy

      Ah Slerte…..we knew him well.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Riyo

      My boyfriend has more feminine writing then me, just saying.

      Dec 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   KJ

    It’s been a while since I did my laundry in a laundrymat, but I’ll never forget the night a matrony black woman came in to find someone had pulled her clothes out of a washer and dumped them on the floor next to the driers. She put her things in a dryer, went over to the washer she had been using, opened the lid, took a little jar of India ink out of her purse and poured a tablespoon or two into the water. Looked at me and said “I hate rude people”. I didn’t hang out to see what happened next.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm   rating: 145  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Amanda

      Who carries India ink in their purse?

      Dec 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   KJ

      Apparently, someone who has had to deal with rude people who dump her clothes on the floor.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Nunavut Guy

      Indians?

      Dec 24, 2011 at 9:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   Bumblebee

      Artists?

      Jan 1, 2012 at 12:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   RP

      People who just went shopping at a craft store?

      Jan 3, 2012 at 10:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Edmund

    Not so funny. I remember when I was piss-poor in college and I violated some unknown laundry rule and my clothes vanished. I had NOTHING to wear and no money. I had to go to a used jean place to get 1 outfit. Brings back painful memories.

    Dec 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Sad Laundrypants

      There are perhaps some gray areas in laundry etiquette, but I like to think that most people agree it is not acceptable to pull a stranger’s clothes out of the washing machine mid-cycle to wash your own on their quarters. This is why I always sat with my laundry.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Roto13

      Sometimes people steal your stuff because you’re an asshole who does unreasonable things like throw someone’s wet clothes on the floor.

      Sometimes people steal your stuff because they’re bastards who like to steal stuff.

      Dec 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Laura

      I don’t think the note writer was trying to be funny.
      And it’s not the person’s clothes are gone. The note says where to find them.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 1:12 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Mrs.Beasley bang

    “And P.S., I taped this note up with a happy face band-aid because you’re gonna need it for your fat lip should you ever lay a finger on my stuff again.”

    Dec 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   tch tch

    All this talk about washing has given me the motivation to get off my butt and start cleaning! 25 guests for Christmas and only 3 days to go!!

    Dec 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   The Elf

      Clean ALL of the things!

      Dec 22, 2011 at 7:30 am   rating: 52  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Mosh

    A similar thing happened to a roomie of mine at university. We went to check on his washing to find it soaking wet, sat on top of the washer/dryer. Some “princess” has stopped the wash and taken it out so she could do her laundry.

    Which consisted of one (extremely large) pair of grey knickers.

    So we returned the favour, stopped the machine, put his wash back in. And pinned her underwear to the kitchen noticeboard.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 3:05 am   rating: 81  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Nunavut Guy

    Canadians are not overly polite.The relative geography only makes it seem that way.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 4:10 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Nadia

    I’ve come back to the laundromat multiple times to find that my washer load became unbalanced and the machine turned off in mid-cycle, leaving everything soaking wet (and continuing to count down in time). In that situation, I couldn’t have faulted someone who removed my wet clothes (according to the machine, it was done) if I had taken too long to get back and find this all out.

    I hope the note writer had some sort of reason to believe this wasn’t the case . . . like a witness who informed her, or the offending load being too far completed to have started after her load would have ended.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 6:45 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   A Grown Adult

      Do you not know how to load a washer so it doesn’t go off-balance? Jesus, I had that mastered when I was 8.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   RP

      I’ve never had that happen to me before but it’s nice to know how people manage to get the machines half full of water after they stop running.

      I think that if the note writer hasn’t had a problem with unbalancing the machine it’s reasonable for them to think someone just moved their clothes. But even if the machine did stop on it’s own the fact that it could look like you tampered with it would keep me from moving it. If the clothes are still there the next day fine move them, but I’d let them find out that the machine stopped otherwise.

      Jan 3, 2012 at 10:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   emcd

    Is that the Canadian spelling of unfortunately?

    Dec 22, 2011 at 8:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   shwo! bang

      No, in Canada they spell it “poutine”.

      Dec 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Rattus

      That’s the angry spelling of unfortunately.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Sara

    LEGIT

    Dec 22, 2011 at 10:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Jorpho

    Almost no one has mentioned the possibility that perhaps the washing machine in question was malfunctioning and might have stopped in the middle of the cycle all by itself, leaving the impression that the cycle was finished. Those machines don’t always function perfectly.

    [Now, we have the high-efficiency machines in my building that actually *lock* once the cycle starts, so I think myself unlikely to have to deal with something quite like this anytime soon.]

    And Apt. 301 is a firestarter just looking for a fight.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 10:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Michelle

      But the note said that they stopped the load, took out the clothes that were in there, and put their own laundry in. So unless the washing machine was a spitter, I don’t see how it could have been a malfunction.

      Dec 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   warns

    I’m team neither on this one. Both of these folks need a class in politeness and manners. Unless the second idiot threw the first idiot’s clothes in the snow in the first place. I mean I’m still team neither, but it doesn’t seem so bad.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 11:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   bob

    Who wants to bet the note writer is the 120lb 5’5″ guy in #201, but knows there is a 280lb 6’6″ guy in #301

    Dec 22, 2011 at 11:52 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Mike Rophone bang

    I initially thought the extra credit was ““How nice are we?” [chewbacca]“.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   D

    I think if I were willing to do all of that and put my apartment number on the note, I would save myself a scrap of wrapping paper and a smiley face bandaid and hang out in the laundry room for a while. That way you still get the pleasure of telling them to f-off and go get their clothes out of the snow, but with out the written confession left behind.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Lenny!

      But then we would have missed out on this lovely PA gem :D

      Dec 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Dr. Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

    I especially love that the note-leaver left their room number and is clearly quite willing to throw-down over the matter. Kudos to them

    Dec 23, 2011 at 11:36 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Yolanda

    I was taught as a child that some of my clothes, like new jeans, for instance, were valuable enough to be stolen, so I have always remained with my clothing for most of the job, only running off to run errands. I did once pay the laundromat attendant to do the whole thing for me, but in unattended laundromats one is very stupid to leave one’s things unguarded. That being said, this person’s revenge is perfect. Not destructive, but very satisfying and pointed. Definitely not passive, LOL.

    Dec 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Nunavut Guy

    Canadians can write these kind of notes because we all don’t own hand guns.

    Dec 24, 2011 at 9:40 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   OoogaBooga

      We’re not ALL Texans! :)

      Dec 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   tvelociraptor

      But this note was sent from Alberta – so there’s a good chance that at least one of the parties involved has a rifle/shotgun (or many), and a banjo.

      Dec 26, 2011 at 12:05 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Roberta

    Great.
    I like the way he thinks.

    Dec 27, 2011 at 4:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Jim

    Happened to me once. Buttwipes took our laundry out of the washer, tossed it into the sink and did their wash. By the time I got back, they’d finished the wash and their stuff was in the dryer (I guess they hoped we wouldn’t notice.)

    I opened the dryer, pissed on their clothes, closed it and restarted the dry. Whiter than white? Not that day.

    Dec 29, 2011 at 7:07 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Bumblebee

      You were gone long enough for them to wash their clothes and get them into the dryer. Lol you’re the problem, pal.

      Jan 1, 2012 at 12:05 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   redheadwglasses

      Jim, YOU’RE the buttwipe. Even before peeing in the dryer (which I think you’re making up anyway).

      Jan 2, 2012 at 11:34 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   Josh

    This is a great note!

    It isn’t passive-aggressive though, it is pretty much straight forward.

    AWESOME none-the-less!!

    Dec 29, 2011 at 10:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Cygnet

    Just love the revenge, unless the clothes are very expensive all the clothes should dry without damage. No damage revenge is the best kind of revenge.

    Dec 29, 2011 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Poltergeist

    The smiley bandage, the revenge, the balls…I think I’m in love. Person who wrote this note – call me? Guy or girl, I don’t care. You can write naughty PA things to me all day and throw my clothes in the snow.

    Dec 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Superman

    I’m a Texan, so I’m too lazy to go to all the trouble of stopping the machine, pulling out a whole load of soaking wet clothes (which probably weigh like 40 pounds), and then haul them out into the cold snow.

    On the other hand, I’m not too cheap to dump $2 worth of an entire gallon of bleach into the damn machine. And if it’s white clothes, motor oil works.

    Jan 2, 2012 at 2:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     

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