The Importance of Doing Laundry
I realized yesterday that in the six years that I've lived in NYC this was the first time I was in the city for Christmas day! I've always been away and with that came my ignorant assumption that stores would be open on Christmas day! (yeah, I'm learning slowly and I have my lovely friends to remind me of details like these, and of course that the child leash has been in existence since 1982)
I leave for India today and I always tend to leave things for the very end, and this time it was my laundry! As I was figuring out the fact that I needed to get everything done on the 24th as everything would be closed the next day, I put myself on the clock! I managed to get everything done on schedule and came home in time to do laundry on Monday evening. I love the fact that my place is conveniently located close to everything, including my laundromat which is literally a hop, skip and a jump away, with a sign put up saying "We are closed on Christmas Day". What they forgot to mention was that they were going to close two hours early the night before.
Don't ask - I spent a good hour the next day hoping for a miracle in the form of an open laundromat and I found one! Hallelujah!
I know, how can something as mundane as doing laundry consume one to the extent that when people call to wish 'Merry Christmas' my reply is 'I need to do laundry'! It may not read as ridiculous and funny as it really was. I guess you just had to be there!
-- Farah Bala