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Old 06.01.2010, 15:17
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Communal laundry problems ... in Sweden

Just finished reading Sweden: Laundry rooms may be communal, but they're not all neighborly:
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Communal laundries were introduced in the 1930s as part of a project to raise living standards. By the 1950s, more than 80 percent of apartment blocks in Sweden had shared washing machines and dryers, as well as a strict set of rules on booking times and cleaning duties. It was perhaps inevitable that laundry rooms became battle zones.
Does that sound familiar to EFers
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Old 06.01.2010, 16:12
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Re: Communal laundry problems ... in Sweden

They have their uses... like:

Person you don't really like: "Do you want to come out tonight?"

Reply: "So sorry, it's wash day/night"

It's replaced the more staid "I'm washing my hair" excuse...
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