College Gifts: An Empty Laundry Room

College laundry room. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

College laundry room. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Shuffling at a snail’s pace I make it through my residence halls lounge. Laundry in hand I descend from the second floor to the basement. I take the stairs even though the elevator is obviously a better choice, given the circumstances. I never take the elevator though, and even a heavy hamper of laundry doesn’t get me in. I never work out (not since the summer), so I’ve convinced myself that avoiding elevators will cover my exercise needs. I’m barely making this routine work.

As I turn the corner from the stairs to the laundry room door I can expect to see one or two fellow college students, and maybe one free washing machine. On this special occasion my expectations were rocked.

There was a fellow student in the room, but the machines were not packed with clothes. Every machine, but the one being used by the other student, was free. I hadn’t seen the laundry room this empty since the first day of school.

A smile hit my face real fast, and I commented to the other student, “It’s a miracle.” She agreed. Finding a free washing machine is the constant struggle for college kids who don’t commute (assuming commuters don’t go to a Laundromat). So is fitting all their clothes in the machine at one time, and then wondering why the dryer is twice as big. Either way empty machines are a gift when you’re in college. Remember to enjoy that miracle. Well, if you’re ever blessed enough to find this scenario in your colleges laundry room.

-Katelyn Avery

259 words

About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to College Gifts: An Empty Laundry Room

  1. J.N. Courtney says:

    Be ye not deceived by detergents of Tide ilk. Seek detergents with powers of 3x [Wisk]; 4x[Mrs.Meyers]; 6x[Melaleuca, Idaho Falls]; or up to even 8x[Method,SMARTCLEANTECHNOLOGY, usa.]. Price is commensurate w/amount needed;
    Lessens rinse-water consumption. Increases life of clothes&washer. Environment-friendly, o’course. #don’t assume me to be unduly officious or look’n for any more responsibilities. plz.

    I’ma busy lady [ndn elder], yet take time to read your blog—& Leave a Reply. .

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s