monday january 12

today i was at the laundromat, reading a book while i waited for my drying to finish. an older man who had loaded up a couple of the 'double-load' washers got my attention and began mumbling questions about why his washing wasn't starting, even after he'd loaded up the machines with quarters. being unfamiliar with the double-load washers, i had no idea what the problem was, but didn't want to just blow him off entirely. as such, i spent a solid five or ten seconds standing there studying the machine, looking for a solution, until finally another nearby guy came over and pointed out that the door handles hadn't been closed and locked all the way. it's possible that i would still be there, pretending to attempt to figure out the problem, if he hadn't bailed me out.

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