Friday, 13 September 2013

taken to the cleaners

Pff...the smallest washing machine at West Drayton laundrette now costs £5. What a rip-off for the poorest people. Here's where I meet old folk, migrants, homeless people, single mums, travellers, students. Oh, and the odd wealthier person whose machine has died just before guests arrive and need showing how to work the machines. That happened this morning and I was amazed at the person's apparent helplessness over everything from finding change and the right setting, to where to put powder and how to lock the door. I'd have been less judgemental if I hadn't seen them manage to park their huge 4x4 outside with competence.
Ok, I'm just annoyed by the price-hike!


Amy nbWillow said...

Terrible, isn't it? Our local laundrette now has a "no travellers" policy as well...

Luckily for us, I've found that Cambridge's other university, ARU, has a very cheap laundry room (£1.80 for a wash in a decent size machine) and although its not technically public, it's never locked or busy.

Carrie said...

Amy, that policy is actually illegal! Dont want to name and shame do you?
Glad you've found a cheaper alternative :-)