That’s what they said to us on the first day of orientation at IES… and they were right. Today I don’t miss sweet tea or Target or even the sunshine. Right now, what I miss most about Wofford is the laundry.
When I went on my first tour of Wofford the summer before my Junior year of high school, I noticed how much they stressed the free laundry facilities on campus. I’d always done my laundry for free at home and I thought ‘free laundry, what’s the big deal about that?’ Trust me, it is a BIG deal.Today was the first day I tried to do laundry at Nido. It was long overdue, since I ran out of clean socks almost a week ago. Let’s just say it was an experience. The building operates on a cashless system, so to pay for laundry you have to put money on your Nido card. What they don’t tell you is that it initially costs two pounds to load money on the card and then an additional 25 pence for each ten pounds you add. And it is super expensive to actually do a load: three pounds to wash and two to dry (that converts to about $8 total). To make matters worse, when I opened the dryer after it had finished my clothes came out sopping wet. Since I am far to stubborn and cheap to fork over two more pounds to dry them a second time, I had to get creative. Luckily, Caroline didn’t mind me taking over our entire kitchen to hang up my clothes. I used to complain when the washers and dryers at Wofford were full, but right about now I’d give anything for access to the laundry room on 3rrd floor Lesesne. I guess this experience has taught me not to take things for granted.
Okay, rant complete. Next blog post will return to normally scheduled programming.
Song of the blog:
Laundry Room by the Avett Brothers