January 20, 2008


One of things that I hate about a shared laundry room is having to empty the lint traps of the dryers. Not that I hate emptying them after I use them, but before I use them. Especially when you find what looks like a small pet residing there. As I did this morning.

Seriously, not every week, but almost every other week, I find a trap packed with hair. It skeeves me out. I try to imagine that whoever used it just washed a dog blanket (from a severely shedding poodle), and didn't throw in the towel that they used while dethatching nether regions.

I may have an over active imagination, though. Seems that there's a perfectly good explanation for the woolen remains... actual clothing made from hair.

I feel a lot better now...

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 20, 2008 12:23 PM | TrackBack

*gak face* That's just beyond...
I have no words, just gaggy feelings. I disliked using shared laundry rooms, but in all my years I've never encountered anything like that.

Mr. Husband and I recently purchased our very first w/d pair at a scratch and dent sale. Nearly pissed myself with glee when I called him from the Nebraska Furniture Mart and he gave me the OK to snag them.

Never again shall we use the community laundry rooms.

Posted by: Barmy Mama at January 20, 2008 12:58 PM

When we managed an apartment complex I would periodically catch some poor homeless bastard drying (not washing first) a wet blanket or clothing in our laundry room driers. And you're skeeved out???

Posted by: Mark at January 20, 2008 01:56 PM

That is most gag-acious. It doesn't look like any normal ordinary hair, the nice silky Asian variety one makes stunning raven-haired wigs out of, or which may serve as a brilliant paradigm of Photoshop Transplant Artistry...surely you know of who and what I speak.

But THAT? Tis doubtless culled from the recesses of shower drains, where peeps' soapy dirty body muck gets all entangled in the hairy webbage that that clothing appears to be made from.

The urge to vomit is strong when there is but a single hair gone astray and into my meal. An entire outfit made from hair? It's all the throw ups in the world, which ever were and will be, combined into one massive throw up.

Will you stop with these disgusting posts, of doodie in colanders, and clothes made from clogged drains?? I'm asking you nicely.

Posted by: Erica at January 20, 2008 02:42 PM

eww.. that is just a naaaaasty .... just nasty, I say!

But, maybe, on a good note .. it's clean nether region wanderers? Nah.
LOL, gagilarious T1Guy ... this goes excellent with the article I posted on earlier this week.

Posted by: Anna at January 20, 2008 03:38 PM

Good lord - I'd be bringing cans of lysol with me, pulling out the filter - spraying it - then spraying the inside of the dryer drum. Ick Ick Ick!!!

Posted by: Teresa at January 21, 2008 10:32 AM

I found a condom once in the lint trap at an apartment complex...



I have also had my dainties stolen by some pervert...my nice dainites.

laundry is the pits.

Posted by: awtm at January 21, 2008 01:46 PM

LOL.. awtm, I know how ya feel. When someone steals your "dainty unmentionables" it grosses ya out thinking of the perv who seems to be enjoying them. I'm lucky not to have to go out to launder anymore and if I'm traveling I'll purchase new dainties before I'd attempt to wash mine anywhere public. To many nasty-assty people out there.

Posted by: Anna at January 21, 2008 02:29 PM

I'm glad I held off on breakfast before reading this.

Posted by: LBB at January 21, 2008 02:45 PM

Anybody wanna buy some panties?

I'm having an on-line auction...

Posted by: Mark at January 21, 2008 06:03 PM

Sheesh.. speaking of stealing panties from the laundry rooms ...
Jan 21, 2008 at 2:52 PM PST COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A man who pleaded to stealing 93 pounds of women's undergarments in Pullman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.
He pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors after being charged with first-degree theft and 12 counts of burglary in the stealing of 1,613 pairs of panties, brassieres and other women's underwear from laundry rooms.

LOL, I'll go back and check if the pervs name is Mark

Posted by: Anna at January 21, 2008 06:21 PM

I think it was a "college professor" that stole mine. I never caught him, but he was indeed an odd duck....

I bought a reworked set about 7 years ago, for 75 dollars for the set, and it beat the hell out of sharing.....

and the 75 dollar set worked well for a long time!

Posted by: awtm at January 21, 2008 08:33 PM

Hey, big bro!

Hate to tell you, but that wasn't poodle hair. They are well known for not shedding--probably their only redeeming quality. :)

Now your imagination can roam even freer, knowing there is one less explanation for the little curlies...

(SO glad I have my own washer and dryer!)

lil' sis

Posted by: at January 21, 2008 08:57 PM

Reminds me of a story I read some time ago. Some guy raised a couple of alaskan timber wolves from pups. Said in the winter they grew a beautiful coat and come spring he and his wife would brush'em out when they started to shed. His wife kept the hair, spun it into yarn, and knitted him a muffler out of it. He said it was really warm and didn't itch at all. The only problem was that if he encountered someone walking their dog while he was wearing it, the dog would go ballistic. Seemed the dogs could smell the scent of the wolf on the muffler and freak out. Who would have thunk it.

Posted by: Tbird at January 22, 2008 12:14 PM

Oh.Oh.Oh.OH. I'm with Barmy Mama. Gaggy feelings. Blech.

Posted by: Bou at January 22, 2008 09:41 PM