To the Editor:
Doing one’s laundry should not be a Herculean task. While I am glad Island House has gotten brand new machines, I do have one small complaint about the Hercules Dryers. The new dryers do not have windows. Maybe that saves money or improves heat retention. I am not sure, but we have an unintended consequence as a result.
Let’s say you’re looking for a machine to use, and you open the door only to find someone else’s clothing. You immediately close the door and move on to see what is behind door number two, but you forget to push one of the three buttons to reactivate the drying process in door number one; thus leaving someone else’s clothes to sit idle and damp as their timer runs out.
With this letter, I am attempting to remind everyone to push the button and, please, the correct button, to keep the process moving along.
Also I miss watching the clothing tumble along. It is the only time your clothing gets to go on an amusement ride without you. It is reassuring to know it’s doing something. It is up there along with watching a pot of water come to a boil. It’s all very Zen, and it is often better entertainment than watching most TV shows.