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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Love (not) thy Neighbour

I may not be the friendliest ppl on earth but i do say hi, hello or at least a smile whenever i bump into our neighbours or the workers. Be it along the hallway or in the mailroom. Sometimes I wish Im more like my mom who would walk around the neighbourhood with my dad and actually get to know the neighbours. I remember when my mom came to PA back in Aug 2004 to visit us (and witnessed our nikah). It was Sunday morning and we were still in bed (Michael was still working night shift then) so she went out walking around the neighbourhood, went to a few garage sales and bought a few stuff. Me? I havent even been to any of the garage sales then!

Anyway, yesterday I had an incident with 1 of our neighbours. I dont exactly know who that person is but Im gonna call her "bitch" in this story. Im also assuming that its a, her. Before I start, let me just say that when it comes to laundry and/or clothes, Im a very particular person. I have my own "system" in washing, drying and folding them. Especially folding. I fold them in a certain way and will not be satisfied until and unless its done exactly that (my) way. Maybe 1 day I will tell the story when I was in UiTM but today its about the bitch neighbour.

There are 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry room on each floor. Unfortunately for the past 2 weeks, 1 of the dryers have not been working properly which left us with only 1 functional dryer.

So yesterday as usual 2 loads of laundry. With only 1 dryer to work with, I had to do them 1 by 1 (obviously!). When I was putting the 2nd load in, I saw that both the washers are already being used and somehow I had this feeling that that person is going to mess with my clothes in the dryer after she's done with the washing. I dont know why I felt that way since Iv never had any problem before but I did. True enough, 45min later when I went to the laundry room to pick up the clothes, they were all on the folding table and the dryer was being used with the time saying 32min left. My clothes were not just taken out from the dryer but they were taken out before the 45min were up! I was so furious. In my head i was already thinking of;

1. taking the bitch's clothes out and put them on the floor and step on them.
2. putting them into the dustbin (in the laundry room)
3. putting them into the rubbish chute (goes down str8 to the big dustbin in the basement)

But Im a good person/housewife/neighbour so I let the bitch go easily. I only opened the door of the dryer.

13 comments:

Cat Cat said...

PJ,
Sakit hati kan bila came across with people like that... Tak ada considerations langsung. Macam-lah dryer tu dia orang punya...

Apa salahnya jika the bitch tunggu for her turn..? Ini pandai2 angkut baju orang pulak... Nak kena lempang la tu...

Nasib baik PJ, kalau Cath, dah lama kena dengan buku lima Cath bergusti on the floor with her..

PrincessJournals said...

hahah. dibuatnya dia besar camne nak lawan? i ni dah lah pendek! lol!

i memang bengang sgt yday. bukannya takde dryer lain kalau urgent sgt and takleh tunggu. there are 2 more on 3rd fl and 2 on 1st fl. dia ingat bapak dia punya kot. tension2.

Ms J said...

oohh..maybe i am meek but what i would do is post a note on the dryer saying politely not to 'jump the queue and wait her turn till the dryer is done..leave your name and your number to give her a chance to call you and apologuse. i think that may be the classy way to deal with it without fighting fire with fire. it will put the person to shame.

I Cook4Fun said...

PJ, there are so many inconsiderate people in this world. Pandai jugak ya you buka the pintu dryer. Pandan muka dia all her clothing will still be wet ;)

PrincessJournals said...

msj, im not like u. im the type yg tak suka kacau orang and i expect the same, very much a scorpio. i dont need her to apologise since the damage was already done. i reserve apologies for unintentional action not intentional and her action was intentionally done. classy really doesn come into the picture esp not in doing laundry. i swear to god the next time somebody did tht to my laundry, i will throw theirs on the floor.

Gert, a small lesson to her. I might just open the dryer door but other ppl might do wht i only thought of doing. maybe she herself wud do wht i only thought of doing if it happens to her.

kl_gal said...

Thats the problem lah living in apartments/condos with most ppl thinking it is diaorang bapak punya property. We live above the laundry room ( small bldg- only 10 units-the way I like it..less hassle), these pariahs basuh kain sampai midnight..I used to go down and unplug the machine, even considered throwing bright blue paint into the dryer but didnt lah ( malang lah kita orang punya upbringing makes us consider ppl more than they consider us)..finally wrote a note : no laundry after 10 pm"..next day another pariah buat laundry..wrote another note" cant u *******g read"
Then informed landlord..he wrote note..now ..peaceful + blissful.

PrincessJournals said...

kl_gal, i dont even wanna live either next door or below the laundry room. boleh jadi gila.

Like the door of the lift always kena conteng. they keep having to repaint the door. imagine, there are at least 8 blocks here and none of other buildings have tht problem.

Ms eNVy said...

opening the dryer door? .. classic! *LOL*

Daphne Ling said...

Step Step Step the clothes, then Woosh down the chute!!!

*Grins evil-ly*

Then go: "Ooops, my bad"...

Muahahahahaha...

No ler, just kidding, but I would have muttered very loudly...Or if in a hot temper, told her off...
Sorry, I'm not good with dryers and all...Don't get the 'opening door' thingy...

I thought if you open the door, it just stops moving until you close it back? Thats the way the dryer that I used last time works...

Rita Ho said...

farina ... I am also a Scorpion but worse than you, revenge or payback first, karma points second. At least now you know your gut feelings will come true, and can be prepared. :)

PrincessJournals said...

envy, yes. very the classic one.

daphne, oohh ur so evil. lol!

rita, yalor. next time if iv tht feeling again, il make sure i stand-by 15min before the dryer is done. or better still, catch her red-handed. all hell will break lose.

Anonymous said...

Kak farina, the masak lemak cili api tempoyak recipe is on my food blog. Sorry, a bit late with it. But I managed to put it up there...for you!

Nina

PrincessJournals said...

u did? thanks nina. lambat pun lamnbatlah as long u post it. must be baru post coz i was just there.